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​Study Dentistry at UCSF

Learn from the best; be the best​

Challenging curriculum, hands-on training, influential research. Your path to earning your DDS degree starts here.​

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​​Interprofessional Health Post-Bac Certificate Program

If you need more preparation before applying to dental school, or you've previously applied unsuccessfully, this structured program will help you become a more competitive applicant.

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Dentistry (DDS)

Our four-year predoctoral program combines challenging class work with research opportunities and substantial clinical training.

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​​DDS/MBA Program

The concurrent DDS/MBA program allows you to earn a master's in business administration from the University of San Francisco while pursuing your DDS degree at UCSF.

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DDS/PhD Program

Pursue a DDS degree and a PhD in this eight-year, research intensive program.

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​​International Dentist Pathway

The two-year (eight-quarter) International Dentist Pathway prepares dentists from abroad for licensure in the United States.

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PhD in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Program targets students interested in research and/or academia in the dental sciences.

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MS in Dental Hygiene​

The MS program is tailored to dental hygienists who wish to undertake rigorous scholarship, learn teaching skills and assume leadership positions.

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