Dentistry - Dental Hygiene

University of Michigan

24 months
22089 USD/year
22089 USD/year
15462 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Michigan has the faculty, facilities, and curricular options future dental hygienists need for success in their chosen profession. As the role of the dental hygienist expands, along with changes in education, healthcare, and rapid advances in technology, it is critical to educate master's-prepared Dentistry - Dental Hygiene.


The mission of the Dentistry - Dental Hygiene graduate program at University of Michigan is to provide its students with the educational experiences necessary to become oral health leaders; to conduct research in basic, behavioral and clinical sciences and to serve the University, the profession, and the community

Program Goals

  • Provide graduates with expanded skills to assume leadership roles in education, community health settings, research, and administration.

The graduate dental hygiene program prepares students to assume a variety of roles in dental hygiene. The program recognizes the need for its graduates to be prepared to assume leadership in dental hygiene education, changing health care delivery and workforce models as they develop.

  • Prepare graduates for faculty positions in dental hygiene programs.

The American Dental and Dental Hygienists' Association and the America Dental Education Association recognize the increasing need for dental hygiene educators. Today, with an increase in the number of dental hygiene programs and simultaneous retirement of faculty, there remains a growing need for dental hygiene faculty. In 1964, U-M became one of the first dental hygiene programs to offer the MSDH degree, and continues to be a leader in the profession.

  • Contribute to the body of knowledge in dental hygiene through research and scholarly activity.

The graduate dental hygiene program provides students with opportunities to gain outstanding research skills through solid methodology preparation and clinical/educational research experiences. Students receive excellent mentorship and exposure to changing technology and research methods, making the University of Michigan one of the foremost programs for dental hygiene translational research. the University, the profession, and the community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Dental Hygiene, Education, and Health Care
  • Research Principles and Application 
  • Educational Concepts and Strategies
  • Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Practicum in Pre-Clinical/Clinical Teaching
  • Foundations of Oral Health Services
  • Practicum in Didactic Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated from a CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) school or program of dental hygiene if a US applicant
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have completed a baccalaureate-level biostatistics or statistics course with a grade of “C” or better prior to beginning the program. The course MUST be approved by the graduate program director (For more information refer to the Online Program "curriculum & prerequisites”)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22089 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22089 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    15462 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15462 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Dentistry - Dental Hygiene
University of Michigan