Predoctoral PhD/DMD

Predoctoral DMD/PhD Applicants – How to Apply


The primary qualifications for this program include a commitment to an oral science research career, previous academic achievement and research potential.

UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment.

Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident).  Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission.

Although the straight DMD program requires that all applicants must be Illinois residents, the PhD/DMD program continues to accept out-of-state residents. However, applicants (both in-state and out-of-state) must contact Ashley Burton prior to applying in order to be considered for the dual program.

Application procedures

Individuals interested in pursuing a dual DMD/PhD degree and trainee fellowship support through the MOST program must first be accepted to both the DMD program and a UIC PhD program. Interested candidates must submit separate applications for both the PhD and the DMD programs. To do so, follow the directions that are available on the UIC College of Dentistry application website for the PhD program and the DMD program. To be considered for the program, applicants must submit their applications to both the PhD and the DMD by November 1st of the year prior to the intended year of matriculation. If you plan to apply, you must email Ashley Burton, by August 1, to alert her that your intent to apply to the dual degree program. Feel free to contact her with any questions about the application process.