Students of the College of Dental Medicine benefit from state-of-the-art educational and clinical facilities, which feature the latest in computer and multimedia technology, and from our distinguished faculty, recruited from throughout the country.

If you’re seeking to begin your educational journey in dentistry, Roseman University of Health Sciences is committed to providing the highest quality education and clinical experiences.

The CODM receives applications through the American Dental Education Association’s AADSAS service.  To obtain information on the application process, applicants are directed to review information on the AADSAS website.

Academic Preparation & Requirements

The CODM recognizes that qualified individuals come from diverse personal, educational and career backgrounds.  As a strategy to encourage individual development, the CODM recommends that each applicant meet with a health professions advisor at his/her institution to develop a course of study that will enable the student to master the foundation materials essential for success in dental school.  The CODM website encourages students to access information on health professions advisors from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions website here. If a student is attending an institution that does not have health professions advisors, students are directed to consult with Biology or Chemistry faculty for guidance on selecting courses appropriate for pre-dental students.

Applicants must complete the following courses (or their equivalents) that have been approved for pre-dental or health science majors at their institution(s):

  • Six semester courses or equivalent in Biological Sciences* (with laboratories, if offered)
  • Two semester courses or equivalent in Inorganic Chemistry with laboratories
  • Two semester courses or equivalent in Organic Chemistry (with laboratories, if offered)
  • One semester course or equivalent in Biochemistry
  • Two semester courses or equivalent in Physics (with laboratories, if offered)
  • Two semester courses or equivalent designed to develop skills essential for effective communication with health care professionals, patients, staff and others involved with the practice of dentistry.  There are many ways students can fulfill the communications prerequisite including, but not limited to, the following**:

-English, composition, creative, business, technical or scientific writing courses (one writing intensive course is required);
-Literature or Philosophy courses (if writing intensive);
-Communication courses focusing on speech, debate, public speaking or interpersonal relationships;
-Journalism courses emphasizing interviewing, reporting, or editing;
-Psychology, Counseling or Education courses that include a supervised practicum or field experience;
-Theater courses that include acting experience.

*Biologically-oriented courses in other disciplines, such as physical anthropology with lab or field experience, may satisfy the biology prerequisite if approved by the health professions advisor.

**English as a Second Language coursework does not meet the communications requirement.

Candidates must achieve a minimum science GPA of 3.0 in the last 30 hours of science courses to be eligible for initial consideration for the DMD program. The CODM Admissions Committee will evaluate performance in all undergraduate, graduate, certificate and professional studies in its final admissions decisions.

Students who have not achieved the minimum science GPA will not be admitted to the program.

The Admissions Committee considers DAT scores on an individual basis as part of its evaluation of the candidate’s entire academic record.  To be considered for admission, scores on Academic Average, Total Science, Reading Comprehension and Perceptual Ability must be 17 or higher. The Admissions Committee will use the most recent DAT score in its initial review of the candidate’s credentials. DAT scores older than three years at the time of application will not be accepted.

If a candidate has not achieved a score of 17 on Academic Average, Total Science, Reading Comprehension and Perceptual Ability on the most recent DAT, the candidate’s file will be put on hold pending receipt of new scores.  If these scores are not achieved by October 1st, the applicant will be denied admission for that admissions cycle. Candidates are encouraged to access information about the DAT here.

We do accept the Canadian DAT. Please have an official copy mailed to the Admissions Office.

Letters of Evaluation are required by the CODM. If a student is attending a school that has a health professions advisory committee, a letter of evaluation from the Committee is required. If a student is attending a school that does not provide committee letters, three letters of evaluation are required. Two of these letters must be from science faculty who can evaluate the applicant’s performance in the sciences. The third letter can be from another faculty member (any field) or from a health professional who knows the student well, except family members.

Roseman University of Health Sciences does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, handicap or sexual orientation in any of its policies.

Roseman University of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity educational institution in all of its activities. Roseman, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 403 of the Reha­bilitation Act of 1973, and Sections 102 and 302 of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, handicap or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. In compliance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Roseman does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or because an individual is a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, or because of a medical condition in any of its policies, procedures, or practices as required by law. Within the limits of the law, Roseman does not discriminate on the basis of citizenship. This non- discrimination policy covers ad­ mission, access, and service in the University programs and activities, and application for and treatment in University employment.

How to Apply

Submit application through the American Dental Education Association’s AADSAS service by October 1, 2022.

ADEA AADSAS APPLICATION

 

Complete supplemental application and submit the $75.00 application processing fee directly to the CODM by October 1, 2022. Credit, Debit and ACH payments are accepted. Please be sure to put your AADSAS ID# in the Supplemental Application Number box.

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

Please be patient while the Admissions Committee reviews your application. The Admissions Office will contact you by email when your application status changes or if any information is needed.

Interviews are by invitation only. The CODM will begin interviewing in September 2022 and will continue interviewing through Spring 2023.

FAQ

Please refer to the above section with step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Yes, the CODM does require a supplemental application. Please click here to submit your supplemental application and to pay your $75 application-processing fee. The deadline to submit your supplemental application is October 1, 2022.

No. Roseman University is a private institution and we welcome applicants from any state or territory of the United States, Canada and other foreign countries. Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are encouraged to review University policies on International Students. Each applicant’s credentials will be reviewed by the same criteria.

Due to the unique structure of its curriculum and evaluation system, the CODM does not admit transfer students or advanced standing students. Students who wish to enroll at the CODM will be evaluated with all other students applying to the first year class.

To be considered for admission, scores on Academic Average, Total Science, Reading Comprehension and Perceptual Ability must be 17 or higher.  Competitive scores will generally be 20 or higher. The Admissions Committee will use the most recent DAT score in its initial review of the candidate’s credentials. DAT scores older than three years at the time of application will not be accepted.

If a candidate has not achieved a score of 17 on Academic Average, Total Science, Reading Comprehension and Perceptual Ability on the most recent DAT test taken, the candidate’s file will be placed on hold pending receipt of new scores.  If these scores are not achieved, the applicant will be denied admission at the end of that cycle. Candidates are encouraged to access information about the DAT here.

We also accept the Canadian DAT. Please have your official scores mailed to the Admissions Office directly.

Candidates must achieve a minimum science GPA of 3.0 in the last 30 semester hours of science courses to be eligible for initial consideration for the DMD program. The CODM Admissions Committee will evaluate performance in all undergraduate, graduate, certificate and professional studies in its final admissions decisions.

Students who have not achieved the minimum science GPA will not be admitted to the program.

Please refer to the Academic Preparation & Requirements section above for a list of required prerequisite courses.

Questions about specific courses at your current college/university are best answered by the Prehealth advisor or a faculty member in the biology/chemistry departments. They understand the intent of prerequisites and can guide you to the courses that best meet your needs and are at the appropriate level for Predental/Premedical students. Roseman will accept courses approved by the Prehealth advisor or faculty in the biology/chemistry departments that fulfill the intent of our prerequisites.

No. Although the CODM encourages applicants to complete their degree programs, a degree is not required for admission. A student may pursue any major, provided she or he fulfills the science and communications coursework prerequisites prior to matriculation into the DMD program.

Students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours (90 quarter hours) to be eligible for consideration.

The CODM will accept coursework completed at a community college if those courses transfer as equivalent to pre-dental level courses at a four-year college or university.

Yes. We require 50 hours of shadowing experience.

Yes, Letters of Evaluation are required by the CODM. If a student is attending a school that has a health professions advisory committee, a letter of evaluation from the Committee is required. If a student is attending a school that does not provide committee letters, three letters of evaluation are required. Two of these letters must be from science faculty who can evaluate the applicant’s performance in the sciences. The third letter can be from another faculty member (any field) or from a health professional who knows the student well, except family members. Only three letters will be utilized in the review process.

There will be 100 seats available in the 2022-2023 Admissions Cycle.

Yes. The Doctor of Dental Medicine program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. CODA can be contacted at 800.232.6108 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611. The Commission’s web address is: https://www.ada.org/en/coda.

The next Accreditation Visit will take place in 2023.

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