A Solid Foundation
for Dental School and Your Career
A Solid Foundation for Dental School and Your Career

Dentistry offers a career with high pay, low stress and good work-life balance. It takes a quality education to get there, and Maryville’s Pre-Dentistry program offers an exceptional first step.

Maryville University’s Pre-Dentistry program provides you with the dental school requirements you need and a strong background in biology and other sciences so you’re more competitive when applying to dental school programs.

In this program, you’ll be advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which offers information on colleges and careers, admissions requirements, opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and assistance in identifying job shadowing and volunteer opportunities.

Through a partnership with Maryville University, you have the option to attend dental school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the largest medical school in the country.



At Maryville, you can major in biology or biochemistry or choose from other science programs, and then move right into your dental training at our partner program with Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). You’ll meet annually with LECOM staff for advising and workshops that will help prepare you for medical school.

no additional interviews

No Additional Interviews

Your seat to a LECOM professional school is reserved, which means you bypass almost 95% of the competition.

largest medical school in the country

Largest Medical School

LECOM is the largest medical school in the country.

lower tution

Lower Tuition

You’ll pay lower tuition compared with other medical schools.

How Do I Qualify For Early Acceptance to LECOM?

Application to the early acceptance program can occur as early as your senior year in high school and up until the start of your third year of undergraduate school, depending upon the program and track desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Learn more >


Maryville University biology students at Galapagos Islands during study abroad trip

Maryville offers study abroad programs led by faculty experts. Students recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands to study its unique environment and engage in scientific research and environmental education opportunities.


Throughout Maryville’s early acceptance partnership with LECOM, you’ll be well-prepared for your future medical training. Our science programs collaborate with many leading-edge research companies in the St. Louis region, including:

• Danforth Plant Science Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Mallinckrodt
• Monsanto
• Pfizer

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Dentistry is a high-paying profession that is always in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for dentists and dental specialists is expected to grow by 19% over the next 10 years—more than double the average job growth rate.

Pre-Dentistry Infographic
Pre-Dentistry Infographic
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Dentistry has the perfect mix of high pay, high demand and low stress. To get the edge in your dental school applications, request more information about Maryville University.