Allied Dental Programs

Allied Dental Programs - IU Fort Wayne

The allied dental curriculums on the IU Fort Wayne campus will be modified by July 2019, when the allied dental curriculums will be identical in all aspects and offered at two distinct locations at Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

For clarity during this transition period, we are presenting the AY 2018-2019 curriculum.

Indiana University Fort Wayne (IUFW) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Information regarding North Central accreditation is available from the IUFW Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Operations (Neff Hall 142; 260.481.6967). You may also contact the HLC at or write to 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; or by phone at 800-621-7440.

  • A degree is an award earned by satisfactorily completing a specified program of courses and adhering to the applicable academic regulations. Each degree includes one or more major fields of study. Completion of a degree program is acknowledged by receipt of a diploma. The most common degree earned by IUFW students is the bachelor’s degree (B.A. for Bachelor of Arts and B.S. for Bachelor of Science). Completing a bachelor’s degree takes approximately 4 years, longer if attending part-time.
  • A certificate is not a college degree, but composed of a series of courses that focus on a specialized area of knowledge or specific skills. The university recognizes completion of the required courses and satisfaction of applicable academic regulations by awarding a certificate.
  • A minor is a less comprehensive program of study that is chosen in conjunction with a major field of study. To earn a minor, the student must complete a degree program in a different subject area.

A transfer program is a series of courses that apply toward a degree to be awarded by another IU or Purdue campus. Credits for these courses can be transferred to the other campus, but students are required to satisfy the admission and graduation requirements of the campus to which they transfer.

Current IU Students in Programs Transitioning to Purdue

Students who enrolled in IPFW prior to July 1, 2018, and who are currently enrolled in academic programs leading to one or more Indiana University degrees, who are making adequate progress to degree completion, and who complete all degree requirements by Fall Semester 2021 will receive an Indiana University degree. Students currently enrolled in an Indiana University Degree Program who do not complete all degree requirements by Fall Semester 2021, will be awarded a Purdue University Degree.

Students who enrolled in an IPFW Health and Human Services Degree Program scheduled to transfer to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis control (i.e. Division of Allied Dental Education, Department of Nursing, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Department of Social Work) should contact their Indiana University academic advisor on all matters related to their transition to IUPUI.

Dental Education Programs

Admission to any of the three dental education programs is limited and competitive.

While every attempt is made to provide accurate and current information in this bulletin, Indiana University reserves the right to change without notice statements in the bulletin series concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, or other matters.

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