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DDS/PhD Applicant Information

Texas A&M College of Dentistry and The University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio along with their Graduate Schools offer combined DDS/PhD programs. Successful applicants should have significant research experience prior to application to the program.

Additional application procedures are required when applying to the combined programs as one is applying to two different entities, the dental school and the graduate school. Most of the programs require that information be sent directly to the respective graduate office in addition to submitting the dental school application to the TMDSAS. Marking the DDS/PhD boxes on the dental school application form simply alerts the graduate schools to your interest in applying to the combined programs, so please follow the instructions indicated below. Also, keep in mind that the application to the DDS/PhD Programs will require an additional interview. While the schools try to complete both interviews on the same day, it may be necessary to schedule the graduate school interview on the day before or after your dental school interview.

Listed below are the institutions. Click on the school to obtain the graduate school contact person, mailing address and additional application requirements for the graduate school at each institution.

Texas A&M University School of Dentistry

Dr. Kathy Svoboda
Program Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246
PHONE: 214-828-8260

An additional application for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is required and can be obtained by contacting the program director. Send no additional information until requested to do so by the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

The University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio