Dental Therapy

University of Minnesota

Master On Campus
32 months
27196 USD/year
27196 USD/year
17576 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s Dental Therapy program has been working to address growing concerns regarding access to care and oral health care disparities in the state since 2009.


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.

Diversity Statement

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Oral Anatomy Laboratory
  • Cariology and Applied Nutrition in Dental Therapy Care
  • Operative Dentistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 32 months

Start dates & application deadlines




91 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13598 USD per semester and a duration of 32 months.
  • National

    27196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13598 USD per semester and a duration of 32 months.
  • In-State

    17576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8788 USD per semester and a duration of 32 months.


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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Dental Therapy
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