Applicants must apply to UC Berkeley for the joint UCB/UCSF program. UC Berkeley applications are handled through SOPHAS. See the Berkeley School of Public Health website for more information.

Admissions Requirements

(UCSF Dental Public Health only)
To be eligible for admission to the DPH program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a DDS degree or equivalent
  • Hold an MPH degree or equivalent
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if your native language is not English and you have not completed at least one year of college or university-level studies in the United States. UCSF's institution code is 4840.

Application Procedures

For applicants not in the joint UCB/UCSF program, there are two steps to the application process:

  1. Submit your application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) by Feb. 1. You must include the following: personal essay, curriculum vitae (CV), dental school transcript, all undergraduate transcripts, four PASS evaluation forms (PEFs) and dean's institution evaluation
  2. Following submission of the PASS application, submit the nonrefundable application processing fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $80 for international applicants) through the UCSF application portal. The deadline is Feb. 10.

If you have international coursework, you must submit the following directly to the School of Dentistry, even if you submitted a copy to PASS:

  • Official transcript(s), detailed marks reports, etc. for all college-level coursework taken at a college or university outside the United States or a Canadian institution where English is not the official language of instruction. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution. (Please note: Photocopies, even if notarized, are not acceptable.)
  • Official course-by-course evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services for all transcripts received from institutions outside the U.S., including Canadian schools where English is not the official language of instruction.

Send these items to:

University of California, San Francisco
School of Dentistry Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

Please note: To be considered for admission, you must meet all qualifications and submit all required documentation, including the UCSF application processing fee, by Feb. 10.