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Masters for Dental School


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5+ Year Member
Jun 24, 2015
  1. Dentist
Those with a GPA/sGPA of 3.2 or lower should seriously consider a masters or postbacc. The major you chose doesn’t matter at all, if you have a competitive GPA then you are competitive in that criteria.
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2+ Year Member
Jan 2, 2019
  1. Pre-Dental
Major shouldn't play a part as long as you have the prerequisites. Personally, I think if you're DAT is not a 21+, a masters degree would probably be recommended if the GPA is below a 3.2. I decided to do a masters to offset my low GPA and it's proving to be the wise decision.

If you have a psychology degree and have completed the dental prerequisites with a "good" oGPA/sGPA, a masters is definitely not the correct route. Go ahead and apply to dental school with a competitive GPA and DAT, regardless of major.
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