Program Overview

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Program through the Massachusetts Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. The program is designed for dental hygienists who already have their Associate’s degree, but are interested in new career options or even to advance their positions they already have.

This is an online program that allows students to continue to work full-time and earn their Bachelor's degree at the same time. Students are only required to visit the campus once for orientation. The date of the orientation is known far in advance so that students will have time to adjust their schedules. This is a mandatory orientation that all students interested in the program are required to attend.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health uses the latest in online technology for their students. Some classes have the opportunity to participate in live web conferences throughout the program. The dates for these live web conferences are available far in advance.

To complete the program students must take a minimum of 120 credit hours online. This includes 40 credit hours in the Pre-Professional (Art and Sciences) core courses, and 21 credit hours in the Professional Courses. Students must take nine credit hours through elective courses. The rest of the credit hours come from other general elective courses.

Students may find employment and leadership roles in state- and community-based public health administration organizations. Other career advancement can be found in dental professional education, dental industry marketing and product development, research, and public and private health agencies as well. Many doors may open for current dental hygienists who earn their Bachelor of Science through the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Students must have graduated from dental hygiene program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, completed one year of work experience in health care, and have a license to practice dental hygiene or eligibility for licensure in at least one jurisdiction in the U.S. or Canada.

    School Overview

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a four-year private school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The College was founded by pharmacists in 1823, which makes it the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. The online campus provides online courses that students can take from home and have a course experience that is similar to on-campus instruction. Online courses utilized discussion boards, voice/video enabled sessions, and email access.

    MCPHS is one of the few private, freestanding colleges in the United States specializing in the education of health professionals. The school offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. 


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