Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Option


Combined Ph.D./D.D.S. Degree Program

IUSD offers students the option of pursuing a program that culminates in the awarding of dual doctoral degrees, the Ph.D. and D.D.S. The objective of the Combined Ph.D./D.D.S. Program is to provide a core curriculum that offers a solid scientific base for a career in research and teaching in the dental sciences.

Applicants must fulfill all prerequisite dental requirements for admittance to the D.D.S. program and apply through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).

Applicants are required to complete the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A minimum GRE percentile score of 600 in either the verbal or quantitative sections is required. Applicants are also required to fill out the university’s online application.

The combined Ph.D./D.D.S. Program at Indiana University is eight years in length. More information about the Ph.D. program is available at

More information about the Ph.D. degree is available in this bulletin and on the dental school’s website.

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