Dental Hygiene

Idaho State University

23704 USD/year
8928 USD/year
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The Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene is an advanced degree; therefore, the program is designed for students who are licensed dental hygienists with baccalaureate degrees. Graduates will be prepared for various career opportunities within the health care arena.


Program goals of this graduate level dental hygiene program are to prepare professional dental hygienists to:

  • Assume leadership roles in academics, rural and community health settings, research, professional associations or commercial industry;
  • Develop advanced clinical abilities that improve oral health and access to dental hygiene care;
  • Acquire research abilities that contribute to the scientific dental hygiene body of knowledge;
  • Assume responsibility for professional development through life-long learning capability; and
  • Provide a foundation for future doctoral education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar
  • Professional Development Topics
  • Experimental Course
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Special Care Populations
  • Administration and Management of Healthcare Organizations
  • Progressive Dental Hygiene Theory
  • Progress Dent Hygiene Pract
  • Leadership Strategies to Improve Health Care

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37 alternative credits


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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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General requirements

  • Applications for admission are online ( by clicking on the Apply Now button.
  • Applicants applying as degree-seeking students must request that each institution at which they have taken any post-secondary work submit one official transcript directly to the 
  • Some programs require additional information (e.g., letters of recommendation)
  • Applicants must clearly indicate the desired graduate program on the application form.
  • GRE/GMAT/MAT may be required for degree-seeking applicants at the discretion of the department

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    23704 USD/year
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    8928 USD/year
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