Dental Hygiene, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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Recipients of the Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University develop skills to meet complex national and global health challenges in interprofessional education, knowledge-generation, information transfer, and health care for all members of society.


At Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University within a multidisciplinary, multicultural curricular framework that integrates theory, research, and practical experience, the competency-based program links the goals and career aspirations of the student with relevant learning experiences, technologies, and resources to facilitate career advancement. Through Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University specialized skills training, graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles necessary for quality professional dental hygiene care and advancing knowledge and practice.

Learning outcomes

Solutions to complex health problems need the participation of dental hygienists educated in community health, research, management, education, public policy, and advocacy, just to name a few. Therefore, the program offers distinct specialty areas in which students may specialize: education, administration/management, research, marketing, community health, global health and modeling and simulation. Although graduate education focuses on developing a specialty, such specialization is viewed as secondary to generating evidence-based knowledge and theory through research. Demand for master’s level dental hygienists in these key areas of specialization continues to be strong and students are able to develop competencies essential in today’s employment market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Concepts for the Health Professional
  • Research Methods in the Health Sciences
  • Administrative Leadership and Professional Development
  • Clinical Administration and Teaching
  • Statistical Reasoning for the Health Professions
  • Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee

  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree

  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma

  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  • Passport identification page, if avaliable

  • Requirements & deadlines vary by program

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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