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Admission Requirements


Required Undergraduate Courses:

  • General Biology: 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
  • Inorganic (General) Chemistry: 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
  • Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
  • Physics: 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
  • English: 8 semester hours

Note: Labs are required in all science prerequisites unless otherwise noted.

Recommended Undergraduate Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: 4 semester hours
  • Biochemistry: 4 semester hours
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology: 4 semester hours
  • Histology: 4 semester hours

Direct Freshman Entry – BS to DMD
This pathway is appropriate for high school seniors applying to LMU who would like to complete their Bachelor of Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Pre-Health Professions Track) and DMD degree in 8 years via the BS/DMD degree path. These students must meet the following criteria for undergraduate admissions:

Required Entrance Test(s):
For high school seniors, either the ACT or SAT to determine eligibility to take biology and chemistry courses. Students applying to the Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) program must possess a cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Minimum Score on Required Entrance Test(s):
ACT of 25+ or SAT of 1250

To apply for the LMU-CDM Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) program, you must apply both through the LMU portal and through the ADEA portal. A student will not be accepted into the program if both applications are not completed. 


For admissions assistance, please contact [email protected]

Tuition and Fees

DMD Program (DMD Year One Breakdown)

Enrollment cap: 80 Students

Tuition: $69,500
Student Activity Fee: $150
Instrument, Loupes, and Supplies (D1): $14,500
Comprehensive Fee – Knoxville: $310
Background Check, Drug Screening, and Vaccination Recording: $125
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: $75
Uniforms – Scrubs and Shoes $275
Textbooks: $1650

One-time Acceptance/Matriculation Fee (Non-refundable): $1,250

*Mandatory Student Insurance Fee: $3,175/per year

*Students who have comparable insurance coverage may apply online for a fee waiver.

See the complete D1-D4 tuition and fees breakdown here.

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Additional Requirements