Currently, the program is approved through the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.
In the fall of 2016, the Dental Therapy program at University of Minnesota evolved into a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene/Master of Dental Therapy dual degree program to better meet the needs of oral health care providers and patients in the state. Students are eligible to apply to the dual-licensed dental hygiene/therapy program after completing the 8 prerequisite courses.
The program is year round, 32 months or about 3 years. This program reduces the educational cost to students and also reduces the length of time to earn both degrees from 6 to 4 ½ years. Dual-licensed dental hygienists/therapists provide flexibility in meeting the preventative and restorative needs of the communities they serve.
The Division of Dental Therapy is committed to enrolling and graduating a diverse student body of thought, interest, background, and intellect. Diversity includes the following factors: geographic diversity (e.g. rural), first generation college student, financial need, disadvantaged educational background, racial and ethnic diversity, evidence of outstanding leadership, special talents, high academic potential, unique work or service experience, community involvement, experience and/or interest in research or teaching, and interest in providing dental services to underserved areas. Diversity enhances the educational experience of all students and better prepares our graduates to practice dentistry in today's world.
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- Oral Anatomy Laboratory
- Cariology and Applied Nutrition in Dental Therapy Care
- Operative Dentistry
- 32 months
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- Admission to a UMN graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or a comparable degree from outside the U.S.
- Many graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Many graduate programs require letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded online.
International27196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13598 USD per semester and a duration of 32 months.
National27196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13598 USD per semester and a duration of 32 months.
In-State17576 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8788 USD per semester and a duration of 32 months.
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