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Science, Health Science Concentration (Pre-Dental Curriculum), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Few medical professions are as integral to the health and welfare of so many people as that of dentist. Beyond helping keep teeth strong, gums healthy, and smiles wide, a dentist is also often on the front lines of disease prevention and detection.Like most medical professions, it takes a great deal of training to become a dentist. Students can start that training now at MTSU.
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Delta Delta Sigma
  • Meeting twice each month during the Fall and Spring semesters, Delta Delta Sigma (DDS) is a pre-professional organization for students pursuing careers in dentistry and dental hygiene. Students in the club are introduced to dentists, dental school recruiters, and dental hygienists, who speak to the club about their experiences and schools and provide valuable information. DDS is involved in community source projects and takes trips to dental and dental hygiene schools.
Be Pre-pared
  • Pre-Scripts is a pre-professional organization for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. The organization brings in local pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, and other health care professionals, as well as representatives of schools and the armed services, to provide students firsthand insights into the different health science careers and valuable information about applying for health professional schools and programs. Pre-Scripts in also involved in community service projects and organizes trips to professional schools. (The organization meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I 4 credit hours (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab 0 credit hours (Nat Sci)
  • BIOL 1110 - General Biology 4 credit hours (Nat Sci) AND
  • BIOL 1111 - General Biology Lab 0 credit hours (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry 4 credit hours AND
  • CHEM 3531 - Principles of Biochemistry Lab 0 credit hours
  • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry 4 credit hours AND
  • CHEM 3531 - Principles of Biochemistry Lab 0 credit hours

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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