Prospective Students

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Welcome to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program at The Ohio State University

As part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences center in the country and located in a major metropolitan area, Ohio State's College of Dentistry provides a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with the friendly, down-to-earth attitude of the Midwest. We are the fourth largest public dental college in the country, which means you will have extensive opportunities to learn from renowned faculty, work in a large and varied clinical setting, and take advantage of all that a nationally ranked research university can offer you. 

Please take a look at the information on our website to become familiar with our admissions requirements and process. If you have questions, please join us for one of our virtual admissions overview sessions that are held on various afternoons throughout the spring and summer. You can find information and register for these events on our calendar. Additionally, you are always welcome to submit a question to an admissions counselor.

At a Glance

  • Degree granted: DDS
  • Entering class size: 120
  • DAT required: yes
  • Length of program: 45 months (semester system)
  • Deadline for application: October 1
  • AADSAS application: yes
  • Supplementary application required: yes
  • Interview: mandatory, by invitation