Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
Eastern Washington University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Dental Hygiene prepares students to meet the challenges of a dental profession in a program designed to mold students who are technically, intellectually, and ethically prepared to commit.  The curriculum develops critical thinking skills, the desire to participate in and contribute to diverse learning, and translational research opportunities, helping graduates become leaders in their communities who can provide comprehensive care to diverse populations in a variety of contexts.  The program aims to meet individual needs as it prepares students with a sense of cultural sensitivity and ethics along with transferrable skills in communication, problem solving, and the ability to succeed in multidisciplinary team settings.


  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • BS in dental hygiene or related area from an accredited dental hygiene program in the U.S. or Canada
  • Successful completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board examination or its Canadian equivalent
  • A current dental hygiene license in the U.S. or Canada
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Current health care provider CPR certification
  • Courses are offered on-line, with two required visits to the EWU Spokane Campus, in Spokane WA

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Geographic Restrictions

Residents of some states are not eligible for this program at this time. Please contact Eastern Washington University if you have questions regarding these state restrictions.