Dental Hygiene, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16415 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    16415 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
The M.S. degree in dental hygiene program prepares dental hygienists for leadership roles in education, administration, public health, and dental hygiene practice.

About

The dental hygiene curriculum is offered to students as an online program or as a campus program and is designed for students to gain theory and practical experience.

Whether students attend full or part time, emphasis is placed on students gaining experience and confidence to assume positions designated for graduate degree employment. Faculty are carefully selected based on their expertise in each facet of the curriculum.

A master's degree in dental hygiene offers multiple career opportunities in a variety of settings. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) acknowledges that a Master’s degree enhances the hygienist’s ability to succeed in professional areas such as:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Administration/Management
  • Public Health Dental Hygiene

Programme Structure

1st Year

Summer :

  • DHYG 500 Leadership
  • DHYG 507 Dental Health Services Administration

Fall:

  • DHYG 502 Evidence-based Research
  • DHYG 510 Foundations of Healthcare Management

Spring:

  • DHYG 400 Statistical Reasoning
  • DHYG 508 Curriculum Development and Management (Education Track)
  • DHYG 509 Dental Public Health (Public Health Track)

2nd Year

Summer:

  • DHYG 516 Concentrated Practicum
  • DHYG 503 Clinical and Didactic Educational Concepts (Education Track)
  • DHYG 511 Epidemiology (Public Health Track)

Fall:

  • DHYG 504 Clinical and Laboratory Student Teaching (Education Track)
  • DHYG 505 Didactic Student Teaching (Education Track)
  • DHYG 513 Seminar in Public Health Issues (Public Health Track)
  • NUTR 560H Developmental Nutrition (Public Health Track)

Spring:

  • DHYG 501 Grant and Contract Writing
  • DHYG 520 Master’s Thesis Preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

1. Have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program and hold a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene or related field.

2. Have an overall quality point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale in undergraduate education.

3. Submit two letters of recommendation completed by an individual who has knowledge of the applicant’s clinical ability as a dental hygienist (such as an employer, dental hygiene co-worker, or previous clinical supervisor) and an individual who has knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability (such as a previous dental hygiene program director, faculty member or clinical supervisor).

4. Submit a statement of career goals.

5. Submit an official transcript of all college work.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16415 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    16415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16415 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Bridgeport

1,100 - 1,600 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.