How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted for Fall of 2022 from September 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022.

Starting in the fall of 2016, dental therapy evolved into the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene/Master of Dental Therapy Dual Degree Program.

A new class is admitted to the BSDH/MDT program once each year in the fall.

Using this same application below you can choose to apply to the BSDH/MDT program only, the Dental Hygiene program only or to both programs. Click here for more information about Dental Hygiene.

To apply to the BSDH/MDT program only, or to both programs, please complete Steps One, Two, and Three

Step 1

Submit Online School of Dentistry Application

Step 2

For applicants who have never attended the University of Minnesota.

Submit Transfer Application

Or for applications who are currently attending, or have previously attended, the University of Minnesota

Submit Change of College Information

Step 3

Submit Three Letters of Recommendation

  • Two letters from college-level science or math professors from whom you have taken a course
  • One letter from an employer or a supervisor from a volunteer position.

Letters of recommendation must be submitted to us directly from the recommenders themselves, and may be submitted in the following ways:

Email: (print, sign, scan, send as a .pdf file)

Fax: 612-624-0882

US Mail:
Office of Admissions and Diversity
School of Dentistry
University of Minnesota
15-163 Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact us

We're located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. 


Moos Health Sciences Tower 
515 Delaware Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-4310


Personal Interview

Competitive candidates for admission will be invited to visit the School of Dentistry to tour our state-of-the-art facilities, connect with dental therapy faculty, admissions personnel, students and for a formal interview.