Graduation Requirements

Students usually complete the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in fourteen consecutive quarters (45 months). To qualify for the D.M.D. degree, students must: 

  1. Follow an approved course of study leading to the completion of all D.M.D. requirements;
  2. Satisfactorily complete all professional courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000 and have no course grade below a "C" or "P" (Pass);
  3. Successfully complete all CDMI competencies;
  4. Challenge the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (NBDE);
  5. Receive a favorable recommendation for conferral of the D.M.D. degree from the Student Academic Progress Committee-Clinical, and the Dean of CDMI;
  6. Be recommended for conferral of the D.M.D. degree by the University Faculty Senate;
  7. Settle all financial accounts with the University; and
  8. Complete all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the CDMI and University.