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Western University of Health Sciences

College of Dental Medicine

Pomona, CA

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Overview

Western University of Health Sciences / College of Dental Medicine is located in Pomona, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 68

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam DAT scores are valid for three years.
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,548
Applied
213
Accepted
74
Enrolled
8%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam DAT scores are valid for three years.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum of 90 semester or 135 quarter units of undergraduate/graduate course work; minimum 30 hours of dental-related work experience or shadowing; complete all prerequisite coursework with minimum grade of C; the letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$338,717
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

283
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.19%
Black or African American 2.47%
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.71%
Asian 37.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9.89%
Unknown 2.83%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

66
Total faculty
Full-time - 45
Part-time - 21
Male (38)
Female (28)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Oral candidiasis; Gingivitis; Periodontitis; Polymicrobial resistance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
524,131

Location & Contact

Address 309 E. Second St
Pomona, CA  91766-1854
United States
Contact Dr. Steven Friedrichsen
Dean
Email: sfriedrichsen@westernu.edu
Phone: 909-706-3911

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