Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

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    Nashville, TN
    *Note: Cost calculation does not include living expenses, student loan interest, or loan origination fees. 
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    Meharry Medical College is a historically black health professions institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1876, the school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

    The School of Dentistry building was constructed in 1979 and has been upgraded several times in recent years. A $750,000 donation from Delta Dental was used to fund the dental simulation lab. A $1.5 million donation in 2003 from an alumnus allowed for upgrades to two dental technique instructional labs and other facilities.

    Tuition and Fees

    • Resident Tuition:
      • First Year: $52,407
      • Second Year: $49,417
      • Third Year: $49,417
      • Fourth Year: $49,417
    • Annual Increase: 4-7%
    • Student Association Fees: $230 (annual)
    • Comprehensive Fee: 
      • First Year: $255
      • Second Year: $275
    • Dental Clinic Uniform:
      • First Year: $500
    • Instrument Leasing:
      • First Year: $5,225
      • Second Year: $12,400
      • Third Year: $3,250
      • Fourth Year: $250
    • Health Insurance: $3,366 (annual)
    • Recreation/Fitness Center: $265 (annual)
    • Student Health Service: $105 (annual)
    • Pre-Alumni: $60 (annual)
    • Student Publications: $115 (annual)
    • Life/Disability Insurance: $83 (annual)
    • Malpractice Insurance: $425 (annual)

    Total Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $248,971


    All candidates invited for an interview will receive two interviews from: Meharry Medical College basic science faculty, Meharry School of Dentistry faculty (active and retired), Meharry School of Dentistry alumni or dentists from the Nashville community.

    Candidates should dress in professional business attire:

    Men—suit or sports jacket with a tie

    Women—a solid blouse and suit (pants suit, or a jacket with knee-length skirt, heels or pumps no higher than three inches)


    Meharry Medical College is an academic health sciences center that exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences. True to its heritage, Meharry places special emphasis on providing opportunities for people of color, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and others regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services; and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.