Dentistry - Dental Hygiene, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, United States
M.Sc. On Campus Online Blended

Dentistry - Dental Hygiene

24 months
52456 USD/year
52456 USD/year
26226 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 the 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    52456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    52456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    26226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26226 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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