The University of Maryland system is a public system that was created in 1807. The Baltimore County
campus became part of the state university system in
1963. Established in 1840, the dental school at the
University of Maryland was the first dental college to
exist in the world. The Baltimore College of Dental
Surgery is located in the same 32-acre urban campus
in downtown Baltimore, as are the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health
Professions, as well as Law and Social Work. In 1983
a Center for the Study of Human Performance in
Dentistry was established at the school.
4-year. Integration of biological and clinical sciences
takes place using a horizontally and vertically integrated curricula. Preclinical technical courses employ
simulators for realism. Elective basic science courses
or clinical clerkship programs may be taken in the
senior year. Students provide comprehensive patient
care for their assigned patients.
Research experience is available at the student’s
option. A combined DDS-PhD program is also available for qualified applicants. Tutors and a special
program are available for those in need of academic
assistance while in attendance.
Minimum requirements are 8 credits of inorganic
chemistry, general biology, organic chemistry,
physics, 6 credits of English composition and 3 credis
of biochemistry. Recommended courses include biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and physiology.
Applicants presenting the minimum science requirements should show better than average performance in
these courses. Both science and nonscience majors are
encouraged to apply. Nonresidents should have a minimum science GPA of 3.2 and DAT of 18. Transfer
and advanced standing: Students from other U.S. or
Canadian schools may be admitted with advanced
A new dental school facility is under construction and
will be operational for the 2006