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Prospective Students

Where is the Marquette University School of Dentistry located?

Marquette is Wisconsin’s only dental school and is located in Milwaukee, WI.


How many students do you accept every year?

Each year, we enroll only 100 freshmen--50 Wisconsin residents and 50 non-residents--to ensure that every student receives the personal attention they require to succeed in this intense, exciting learning environment.


What is the average GPA and DAT scores of your incoming students?

For information regarding our latest incoming class profile, click here.


How much is tuition?

Information regarding tuition and costs may be found here.  To learn more about financial aid options, click here.


Can I visit Marquette?

Anyone interested in visiting the School of Dentistry may schedule an appointment and tour of our facility by contacting Admissions at 1-800-445-5385.  Tours are available most weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.   There are no tours available on weekends.  As appointments for tours do fill quickly, it is recommended that you call for an appointment 2 to 3 weeks in advance.

For more visitor information, including directions and lodging, click here.


Does Marquette offer a 7-year DDS program?

Marquette offers a 7-year DDS program designed for students entering Marquette University directly from high school. The admissions process for this Pre-Dental Scholars program is handled through Marquette’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Details of this program can be found here.


Do I need a Bachelor’s degree to get into MUSoD?

While a Bachelor’s degree is not required for admission, it is generally preferred. Due to the competitive nature of dental school admissions, MUSoD rarely takes applicants that have not completed their Bachelor’s degree.


What graduate specialties does Marquette offer?

At Marquette we offer graduate programs in Dental Biomaterials, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics. The admissions for these programs are handled through our Graduate School, not directly through the School of Dentistry. You can learn more about these programs by clicking here.


How do I apply?

Application for admission to Marquette University School of Dentistry may be made through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).   For information on how to apply, click here.


How can I find out the status of my application?

Applicants can obtain updates on the status of their application by calling our office at 1-800-445-5385 or emailing us at  Additionally, the Admissions office will make every effort to update the AADSAS web portal in a timely manner.


Does Marquette require interviews?

The Admissions Committee selects which candidates it wishes to interview and sends out interview invitations beginning in early September.  The interviews take place annually in October and November.  Interviews are offered by invitation only.  It is extremely difficult for an applicant to be admitted if he/she has not been interviewed during the fall interview cycle.  Occasionally (if necessary) the Admissions Committee will do additional interviews in the spring.  It is possible to be added to the alternate pool without an interview.


When will a decision be made on my file?

The Admissions Committee sends out initial offers of admission and denials on December 1. After December 1, the Admission Committee will make decision on a rolling basis.


Does Marquette retain application materials between cycles?

Yes.  We retain letters of recommendation and DAT scores and will carry those over to the next year should the applicant choose to reapply.  The applicant will need to submit a new application and new application fee each year they apply.


Do I need to complete all of my prerequisite coursework before I apply?

Applicants are welcome to apply to dental school while their prerequisite coursework is in progress.  If an applicant were to be accepted into the class, his/her offer of admission would be contingent upon satisfactory completion of all prerequisite coursework.


It is possible to defer admissions?

Generally, deferments are granted on a case-by-case basis, as determined by our Admissions Committee. Deferments have been granted in the past, but it is not an overly common practice.


Dental Biomaterials

Who typically applies or enrolls in the Dental Biomaterials MS program?
Although not exclusive to the following, past applicants have been (a) U.S. and International dental school graduates (b) dental hygiene and dental technology graduates with a strong science background, (c) non-dental students with a background in science or engineering, and (d) students desiring to improve their credentials for subsequent application to dental, medical, or Ph.D. programs.


How long is the Dental Biomaterials MS program?
The program may be completed in two academic years.


What is the Dental Biomaterials tuition?
The tuition is listed on the Graduate School website. Over the course of two years, students will take approximately 32 credit hours.


Is financial aid available?
Applicants are advised to consult the Graduate School Financial Aid website. Unfortunately, teaching assistantships in the Dental Biomaterials program are not typically available. Research assistantships are occasionally available but rely on current funding status of program faculty.


When is the application deadline?
There is not a strict deadline, but applicants are encouraged to have their complete application submitted by February to be considered for the Fall entry class. Spring semester entry is possible every other year (even years).


Is the GRE required for admission to the Dental Biomaterials program?
While the GRE is not absolutely required for admission, it is highly recommended.



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What are the hours of operation of the dental clinic?

The clinic is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (4:00 pm during summer).  We close periodically throughout the year for student breaks and activities and major holidays.


Do you offer emergency care?

Yes.  For more information on our walk-in emergency services, click here.


How do I get on the Screening Appointment list?

Prospective patients can call (414) 288-6790 to be put on our list for a screening appointment.  We are not adding names to the waiting list at this time.  We will again accept names between June 11, 2012 and June 15, 2012.  Once an opening becomes available, a registration attendant will call you back to schedule an appointment. Your name will remain on our list until an appointment is scheduled, or two attempts have been made to schedule a time.

To register for the screening appointment list, click here.


How do I schedule for an appointment?

Appointments for treatment are arranged with your assigned student and generally begin at the start of the morning and/or afternoon clinic session. Your appointment will last three to four hours on average.  If you are already a patient in one of our Pre-Doc clinics and would like to schedule an appointment, please call the correct phone number listed below. 

Practice A (Groups 1 & 2) (414) 288-3703
Practice B (Groups 3 & 4) (414) 288-7151
Practice C (Groups 5 & 6) (414) 288-5254
Practice D (Groups 7 & 8) (414) 288-3544


How do I cancel an appointment?

If you must cancel an appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice by calling your dental student or his/her coordinator.


What are my payment options?

For more information regarding fees and insurance, click here.


General Public - Community

Can I visit the dental school?

Anyone interested in visiting the School of Dentistry may schedule an appointment and tour of our facility by contacting Admissions at 1-800-445-5385.  Tours are available most weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  There are no tours available on weekends.  As appointments for tours do fill quickly, it is recommended that you call for an appointment 2 to 3 weeks in advance.

For more visitor information, including directions and lodging, click here.


Where can I learn more about your school and its history?

To learn more about the history of MUSoD, click here.

For more information about our state-of-the art building, click here.


Current Students

Are there scholarships available for current dental students?

Yes.  Information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities may be found here.


Do you have user manuals available for computer programs and equipment?

Yes.  User guides and other useful information is available in the Informatics/ITS documents page on our Sharepoint site.  To access this site click here


Where do I get a copy of my transcripts?

You may obtain a copy of your transcripts from the Office of the Registrar.  Transcript requests can be made online, by mail, or in person. For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar website


Who do I talk to about ordering scrubs?

For information about ordering scrubs, please contact MUSoD Clinical Services


Where can I find health forms?

Please contact MUSoD Clinical Services for information about health forms.  For questions regarding health insurance, you may contact Student Health Services


Who books room 194 for noon Lunch and Learns? 

The assistant to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Office of the Dean is responsible for booking this event.  For more information, you may contact them at 414-288-7267.


Who should I call if I am sick?

If you are sick, contact the assistant to the Clinic Director in the Office of Clinical Services at 414-288-6928.

Faculty & Staff


Dental Professionals

Where can I list a dentist (general or specialist) job opportunity and find resources for finding a dentist to join my practice OR find a listing of dentist and specialist job opportunities and help finding an opportunity?

Please contact the Marquette University School of Dentistry - Practice Placement Office to post dentist and specialist job opportunities and for help in finding a dentist. If you are a student or dentist seeking opportunities you can also contact the Marquette University School of Dentistry - Practice Placement Office for assistance in finding an opportunity and to find a listing of opportunities both in Wisconsin and outside of Wisconsin.


Amanda Falkowski

Practice Placement

Marquette University School of Dentistry, 336J

P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Phone: (414) 288-3566 

Fax: (414) 288-3586



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