Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
Ohio State University

Program Details

Ohio State University offers the online MS in Dental Hygiene. This program focuses on individualized educational and field experiences, combined with a substantive core curriculum that gives dental hygienists the knowledge and experience to teach in a dental hygiene program. This program is designed for students who are licensed dental hygienists and who have earned a bachelor’s degree. 

The courses expand dental hygiene knowledge, education methodology, research analysis, and provide the theory and practice of laboratory, pre-clinical and clinical dental hygiene instruction. 


  • Online curriculum: 37 credits
  • Baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene, or an associate degree from an accredited dental hygiene program and a baccalaureate degree in a related field 
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate education and a minimum of 3.0 in the dental hygiene major
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Proof of an active dental hygiene license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Summary of relevant work, volunteer or professional experience
  • List of memberships held in professional associations or honorary societies

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission