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Doctor of Dental Surgery/MBA

Partnering with the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, the DDS/MBA program prepares you for management and leadership in the dental field. Whether you want to manage your own dental practice, be an active part of growing an existing larger practice, or provide leadership for another organization, our program will equip you with the business foundation to make it happen.


  • Students must complete their first year at UCSF’s School of Dentistry before being eligible to apply to the DDS/MBA program
  • Typical program length is four years

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee: $55
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Official undergraduate and UCSF academic transcripts

What is the cost for the joinT program? 
The cost of the MBA program is approximately $69,560. The primary contact for financial aid for the DDS/MBA program is the UCSF financial aid office. Students who do not complete the MBA program by the time they have graduated from the DDS program may obtain financial aid through USF. 

What is the format?
This four year program allows students to complete the first year of the program exclusively at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and to complete the DDS curriculum and the 56-unit University of San Francisco (USF) MBA program concurrently in the remaining three years. DDS students may apply to the Part-Time MBA program during their first year at the UCSF School of Dentistry. All MBA courses are offered during the evening at USF’s Downtown Campus. 

Letters of recommendation are waived, but references are required in the online application. What do I do?
Please register the following email addresses as "references" in order to submit the application: mba@usfca.edu, management@usfca.edu.

Why should I pursue the DDS/MBA joinT degree?
The DDS/MBA program prepares students for management and leadership in the dental field. Whether students want to manage their own dental practice, be an active part of growing an existing larger practice, or provide leadership for another organization, the MBA program will equip them with the business foundation to make it happen.