Dual Degree / Certificate Programs

DDS/Online Certificate in Public Health (CPH) and DDS/MPH

New York University’s College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and School of Global Public Health (GPH) have created a joint DDS/Online Advanced Certificate in Public Health (CPH) Program through which dental students in academic good standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher) can complete both the DDS degree program and the certificate program in four years.


All third and fourth year dental students with a GPA (undergraduate and dental school) of 3.0 or higher are eligible. The CPH program includes 15 credits, of which dental students will have been granted nine credits. To earn the Certificate in Global Public Health, enrolled DDS students must complete six additional credits.

After two years in the DDS program, if the CPH requirements are successfully completed, all 15 credits could apply toward the MPH in Global Health Leadership, should the student be interested in pursuing that option. Interested students can apply to take the outstanding MPH credits during the next three years concurrently with the remaining DDS requirements. The combined DDS/MPH program is five years in duration. Financial aid is available to qualified students.

For more information on the CPH or MPH, please visit the NYU School of Global Public Health web site or write to dental-ddscph@nyu.edu.


DDS/MBA Dual Degree Program

The DDS/MBA program represents a partnership between the NYU College of Dentistry and NYU Stern School of Business to offer students in academic good standing (GPA of 3.5 or higher) the opportunity to pursue a DDS/MBA dual degree.  


Current dental students are eligible to apply. The MBA program involves 51 credits instead of the usual 60 credits because dental students will have been granted 9 credits. Financial aid is available to qualified students.

Structure of the program

DDS students complete two years of dental school and successfully complete the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I. During calendar year three, students pursue 32 credits as students at NYU Stern with one day a week of practice at the dental school. During calendar years four and five, students are dually enrolled as full-time students at the dental school and part-time students at the business school.

Currently enrolled DDS students should email dental-ddsmba@nyu.edu for more information. NYU dental students may enter the dual degree program in their freshman year.

The GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived for DDS/MBA applicants. The program is limited to five students per year.


BA/DDS Joint Degree Program

NYU College of Dentistry offers a seven-year combined degree program in dental education with the NYU College of Arts and Science and Adelphi University. The program is designed for strongly motivated high school graduates whose primary goal is dentistry; successful participation in the program leads to the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees.

The first three years are spent primarily at the undergraduate institution and the remaining four at NYU Dentistry. The curriculum emphasizes behavioral and social sciences in order to meet the need for patient-oriented, broadly educated dental health professionals.

Candidates for the BA/DDS Program are expected to have outstanding high school records reflecting strong aptitude for advanced study. Candidates apply directly to the undergraduate institution.

Once accepted, students must maintain an honors grade point average in the undergraduate institution, meet the college's requirements for the baccalaureate degree, and satisfy admissions requirements of NYU Dentistry. Students are also expected to score well on the Dental Admissions Test, taken in October of the third year.

Students will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee at NYU Dentistry before being formally notified of acceptance.

For more information, please contact:

New York University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions.ops@nyu.edu

Adelphi University
Office of University Admissions
(800) 233-5744 (U.S.) or
(516) 877-3050 (international)
Email: admissions@adelphi.edu