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Dental Scientist Training Program (DDS/PhD)

The UCSF integrated DDS/PhD program is a highly competitive program that requires credentials to allow admissions to both the PhD and DDS programs. 

These require separate application processes. Information regarding the DDS application process can be found here:

The OCS DDS/PhD application process begins June 1 and closes on October 15 (see application website below).

The requirements for Graduate Division Admission include:

  • Statement of purpose (one page, single spaced)
  • Three letters of recommendation (usually from professors who are familiar with your research experience)
  • Original transcripts from all schools attended. If concurrently applying to the dental school, you will need to arrange for a second set of transcripts.
  • Original TOEFL scores (If English is not your native language)
  • Completed Graduate Division application by October 15. The application form is available at https://

More information:

Information on other requirements for dental school admission, student health services, and housing can be found in the section pertaining to the DDS program.

For more information or questions about the DDS/PhD program please contact:

Roger Mraz, Program Administrator
Office of Graduate and Research Affairs
513 Parnassus Ave., S-619A
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
tel: 415/502-7772
fax: 415/502-7763

Student disability services

UCSF is committed to ensuring access to graduate education for all students. Early communication with the relevant administrators is critical to successful partnership in arranging accommodations. SDS is the appropriate and confidential office for seeking accommodations, and will coordinate communications and procedures with you and the graduate faculty and programs. Please visit the website and look over the student disability services info for more information.

Student Success at UCSF

Success in graduate school requires care and attention to all aspects of your life: health and wellness, community, career development, personal and professional relationships, and security and safety. UCSF is committed to providing a full range of resources and services to help you succeed. Learn more about these resources by visiting our Student Success website.