Dental Public Health - Certificate

Offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas, this is a 12-month certificate program that begins in late June each year. Up to three new positions may be available each year. All applicants must have a DDS, DMD, or equivalent degree, an MPH or PhD in public health, and a competitive academic record with references. An application may be obtained by contacting the Program Director. Each student completes a pre-assessment evaluation prior to entering the program.

The program is guided by the Dental Public Health Competencies developed by the American Board of Dental Public Health.

Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the student receives a Certificate in Dental Public Health and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Public Health Dentistry. Each student is required to take the written portion of the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Public Health Dentistry prior to graduating from the program.

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This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license.  Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License in our catalog for additional information.

DPHS 600Dental Public Health Practicum9.0
Total Semester Credit Hours9

Must complete 12 months of residency, total credit hours specified, any noncredit courses specified, and be approved by the Promotions Committee for this certificate to be awarded.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.