The University of Iowa was established in 1847 and
offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, established
in 1900, is located on the 900-acre campus, through
which the Iowa River passes. The school offers postgraduate programs in all dental specialties and
master’s and PhD degrees.
4-year. First year: To achieve a close correlation of
the basic sciences with clinical disciplines, students
are introduced to clinical situations during this year.
Second year: Program continues the basic sciences
and technical courses, plus definitive clinical patient
treatment. Third year: Students rotate through a
series of clinical clerkships in each of 8 clinical disciplines. Fourth year: Seniors are involved in the
delivery of comprehensive dental care under conditions closely approximating those in private practice.
The Educational Opportunity Program is available to
persons of all races and ethnic backgrounds. It provides
both financial and academic assistance to a limited
number of students who have experienced environmental, economic, or academic hardships that cause them to
compete for admission at a disadvantage because their
grade point average and DAT scores do not reflect true
ability. Program eligibility must be formally requested
by the applicant.
The applicant’s background should include at least
3 years of college work incorporating the basic predental science courses and the English composition,
rhetoric, and speech requirements for a bachelor’s
degree. Recommended additional courses may be
selected from biochemistry, upper-division biology,
quantitative analysis, calculus, literature, arts, and
social sciences.Transfer and advanced standing: All
applicants must apply through AADSAS for first year
The Dental Science Building is part of the university’s health sciences campus, which includes the
colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy,
and Public Health.