Dual Degree of DDS and MBA

Partnering with the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, the Doctor of Dental Surgery (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 the UCSF School of Dentistry before being eligible to apply to the DDS / MBA program.

Typical program length is four years.

In your MBA essay (Statement of Purpose), please address your interest in pursuing the dual degree.

Application Requirements

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

GMAT/GRE score, TOEFL /IELTS /PTE Academic score and letters of recommendation are not required.

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 40-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 the USF Downtown Campus.

What is the cost for the dual degree program?
The cost of the MBA program is approximately $59,000. 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.

I am currently in the DDS program and have the letters of recommendation 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 dual degree?
The DDS / MBA dual degree program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership positions in a variety of organizations and fields, such as research, academia, consulting, dentistry, medicine, pharmaceutical, product and device manufacturing, biotechnology, insurance and healthcare administration. The program will equip students with the entrepreneurial skills needed to run a successful business and permit them to interact with the other MBA students from various industry and functional backgrounds.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221