12 months
27846 USD/year
27846 USD/year
8757 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of New Mexico offers a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene in continuation to the Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene.


  • The Master of Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene at The University of New Mexico is intended to develop dental hygienists to teach, develop dental health programs in a variety of settings, conduct research and provide care as collaborative dental hygiene practitioners throughout New Mexico. 
  • The purpose of this program is consistent with UNM's mission, which is to educate students by developing their intellectual and creative skills and capabilities so students may be well equipped to participate in the world as productive and enlightened individuals.

The Master of Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene will enable the graduate-level prepared dental hygienist to:

  • Build on the knowledge gained in baccalaureate degree dental hygiene
  • Prepare and specialize in dental hygiene
  • Enhance decision-making skills by participating in graduate-level dental hygiene courses
  • Develop problem-solving skills for independent dental hygiene practice
  • Contribute to the dental hygiene scientific body of knowledge
  • Conduct research and theory development in the dental hygiene sciences
  • Expand the scope of general knowledge by participating in University elective courses
  • Provide career opportunities in alternative practice settings
  • Build a foundation for future doctoral education in related disciplines
  • Develop collegiate relationships with practicing health care professionals
  • Participate in graduate dental hygiene internship experiences in educational settings, rural areas, industry and community outreach sites.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dental Hygiene Research Methods
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Clinical Teach
  • Current Issues
  • Dental Hygiene Management
  • Oral Medicine

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CAS required
  • Letter of Intent
  • CV/Resume
  • Recommendations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27846 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27846 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8757 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per year during 12 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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