Biomedical Masters Program

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Linkage Requirements


For consideration for the School of Dental Medicine BMP students must complete the following by Novermber 1 of their BMP enrollment. This will qualify them to be considered to enter the DMD program the following fall term.

  • Applicant’s letter of interest
  • Applicant’s personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty, or preferably a composite letter from the applicant’s school’s pre-health advisory committee
  • An official transcript(s) of all previous course work to date
  • Official DAT score reports for all tests taken

Additional Requirements:

  • Prior to matriculation into the BMP program, the applicant must have successfully completed the SDM’s pre-requisite admission courses at a minimum of a 3.2 grade or above (3.2 or above in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • ECE evaluation of international transcripts are required (outside US/Canada);
  • No more than 30% of an applicant’s credits, or SDM pre-requisite admission courses, can be taken at a community college;
  • An official report of all previous DAT scores;
  • Applications must be made while enrolled in the BMP program.
  • Enrollment in the Dental track of the BMP coursework
  • A Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher from BMP coursework
  • A minimum DAT average of 21, with no section score below 17
  • A clean record of rules, policies, procedures and honor codes, probation, suspension, dismissal, and academic integrity from all attended institutions. Students are required to submit a record of any such misconduct (or formal inquiry into such misconduct) regardless of whether the instruction maintains record or whether it appears on the student's transcript.