Christopher Hansen (Bolin Hall 307G)
3 + 4 Dual Degree and Dental Early Admissions Program (DEAP)
Joint Agreement between Midwestern State University and The University of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
Purpose of Program
The 3+4 Dual Degree and Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) offers outstanding freshmen students with an interest in dentistry an opportunity to receive early acceptance to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School and to receive both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or Chemistry at Midwestern State University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) within seven years.
Description and Policy of the Program
- The student must be admitted to Midwestern State University.
- When the student has completed no fewer than 12 and no more than 32 semester hours of academic work, he/she must be accepted to the DEAP program as described below.
- The student must be accepted for admission to DEAP by Admissions Advisor or Health Professions Advisor at Midwestern State University.
- The student must have an acceptable pre-entry interview by faculty of the UTHSCSA Dental School. This interview is to determine the student’s motivation for the dental profession, and qualities of character and personality of value to the future dentist.
- The student must have Texas resident status or a waiver for entry to DEAP from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the Dental School.
Acceptance will not be granted to individuals who have been charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor other than minor traffic violations. (A waiver may be granted by the Dental School in exceptional situations.)
- The student must complete an accelerated curriculum designed by Midwestern State University that consists of 106-111 semester hours of specified coursework. (Course requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Curriculum at Midwestern State University section below.).
- The student must attend a DEAP Orientation workshop at the Dental School during the summer between the second and third undergraduate years. Summer research opportunities at the UTHSCSA will be made available to interested students whenever possible.
- The student must take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and must submit an application to the University of Texas Dental Application Center before November 1 of the third undergraduate year.
- Following successful completion of the three-year Midwestern State University curriculum, the student will enroll in the UTHSCSA Dental School contingent on the following:
- A grade of “C” or above in all required pre-dental courses and at least 106-111 semester hours of specified courses.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above for all courses taken in the three years of Midwestern State University DEAP curriculum.
- A science GPA of 3.4 or above for all science courses required in the three-year Midwestern State University DEAP curriculum.
- A score on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) of 18 or above.
- A positive recommendation from the Admissions Advisor or Health Professions Advisor from Midwestern State University.
- A positive record of ethical behavior while a pre-dental student.
NOTE: Students who fall below the GPA requirements will have their application considered by the Dental School Admissions Committee and will be given favorable consideration whenever possible.
- Following successful completion of the freshman academic year of the Dental School, the student will be granted a B.S. Degree - Biology or Chemistry from Midwestern State University in accordance with the option chosen below.
- Following successful completion of the four-year curriculum of Dental School, the student will be granted a D.D.S. degree by the Dental School.
Termination of Joint Agreement
Termination of this joint agreement may be initiated by either party. Written notice of intent to terminate must be delivered to the other party at least six months prior to the effective date of termination. Students enrolled in the program at the time of termination of this joint agreement will be given the opportunity to complete the program.