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Doctor’s Degree in Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences

56 Yearly Graduations
$205,850 Median Salary
$218,723 Median Debt
There are 21 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 18% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 66.1% of dentistry and oral science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Dentistry & Oral Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 56 earned their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. This makes it the 139th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in dentistry and oral science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 856
Master’s Degree 742
Doctor’s Degree 56
Basic Certificate 31

Earnings of Dentistry & Oral Science Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science is $205,850. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $198,925 to a high of $212,775.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science is $218,723. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $234,323 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $206,239.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $2,549.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. About 62.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 21
Women 35
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Dentistry & Oral Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of dentistry and oral science doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 7
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 3
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dentistry & Oral Science Doctor's Degree Students

There are 21 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in dentistry and oral science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
22 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for dentistry and oral science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from Boston U. Of these students, 64% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. Roughly 31,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from Harvard. About 75% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. Roughly 44,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from UCLA. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for dentistry and oral science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry and oral science majors at UMN Twin Cities. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from Pitt.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. Roughly 59,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from Ohio State.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for dentistry and oral science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry and oral science majors at IUPUI. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Iowa is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

The dentistry and oral science program at University of Iowa awarded 2 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The dentistry and oral science program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 2 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for dentistry and oral science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Roughly 46,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry and oral science majors at U of Michigan. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#11

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Maryland - Baltimore comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from University of Maryland - Baltimore.

#11

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Southern California is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The dentistry and oral science program at University of Southern California awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
1 Yearly Graduations

The 11th most popular school in the country for dentistry and oral science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry and oral science majors at Texas A&M.

#11

University of California - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
1 Yearly Graduations

University of California - San Francisco comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The dentistry and oral science program at University of California - San Francisco awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
1 Yearly Graduations

University at Buffalo is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry and oral science majors at University at Buffalo.

#11

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Stony Brook University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The dentistry and oral science program at Stony Brook University awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry and oral science from UIC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to dentistry and oral science that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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