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Dentistry (Cooperative)

Advisor: Stephen Dunham

Moravian College has a cooperative program in dentistry with Temple University School of Dentistry. Students spend three years at Moravian for basic education in the sciences and liberal arts and then, if prescribed requirements are fulfilled, transfer to Temple University for four years to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.

While at Moravian, a student must complete 24 course units, including Chemistry 113-114 and 211-212; Biology 112 and three other biology courses; and Physics 109-110 or 111-112.

Learning in Common Requirements for Dentistry Students

Students participating in the College's cooperative dentistry program must select Biology 112 to fulfill their Laboratory Science (F4) requirement. For the Multidisciplinary requirements, they need choose five of the six categories. They also must complete one of the two Upper-Division category requirements.

Admission to Temple University School of Dentistry

Temple University School of Dentistry reserves a minimum of four seats annually for Moravian students. Automatic invitation for an interview will be granted by Temple University School of Dentistry to Moravian candidates who meet these criteria:

  • They must have earned a GPA of 3.50 by the end of the fifth semester in the basic sciences, a 3.40 in the major science, and a GPA of 3.30 overall.
  • They must have taken the Dental Admission Test (DAT) no later than October of the junior year, and have achieved a score of 18 or better in the science and 17 or better as the academic average of the test.
  • They must submit applications through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) in the fall of the junior year.
  • They must obtain a letter of evaluation from the Health Professions Advisory Committee endorsing the student's candidacy.

Note: The Temple cooperative program does not prevent students from applying to other schools of dental medicine.

Final decision on acceptance to Temple University School of Dentistry will be solely at the discretion of the School of Dentistry. A student who stays at Moravian for four years will be subject to the same admissions guidelines as three-year Moravian/four-year Temple students, with a one-year extension on the time-frames outlined above for taking the DAT and completing the application.