Biomedical Sciences Pre-Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program - Program Features

The program is an intensive, 12-month curriculum with an emphasis on courses that will strengthen a student’s academic skills and knowledge of the dental health profession, such that they are well positioned for success in dental school.

The exposure to public health related courses and the immersive experience involving community urban and rural clinics are designed to increase students’ awareness and understanding of the challenges and values of diverse and underserved populations. These opportunities are aligned with the increasing involvement of dental schools, including Marquette University School of Dentistry, in public health dentistry and rural outreach.

  • Participate in an intensive pre-dental curriculum that includes graduate-level biomedical coursework and immersion in the dental field through the Marquette University School of Dentistry.
  • The program emphasizes public health and will include on-site experiences in urban and rural dental clinics as well as community health-oriented courses.
  • Personal pre-dental advising that focuses on student success, career advising, assistance with the dental school application process, and interview techniques.
  • Students who meet program standards will receive interviews with the Marquette University School of Dentistry with the opportunity for entry upon completion of the program without an additional “gap” year.


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“This program has reinforced not only my science background, but also my dedication to service and public health. It has been a well-rounded experience that will leave me better prepared for dental school. I entered the program with a hefty amount of shadowing and service hours under my belt and did not expect to learn as much as I did through non-science classes such as Principles of Dentistry and Dental Health and Society. The program has been rewarding and valuable beyond the academic boost it provides.”

- Jackie Moon, BMPD 2017 Cohort