Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
University of Bridgeport

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Dental Hygiene program allows dental professionals to expand their careers into the fields of education and public health. Online coursework is supplemented with a student teaching experience and a concentrated practicum to provide students with real-world expertise.

Students in this online dental degree program will learn how to incorporate scientific inquiry, health informatics, and research methodology to develop best practices in their field. Coursework encourages students to consider factors including population need, diversity, and social and cultural sensitivity. Graduates can fulfill roles such as dental health educator, public health advocate, product developer, and more.

Students can choose from practicum experiences in areas such as:

  • Public health
  • Student teaching in clinical, laboratory, and didactic settings
  • Research
  • Consumer Advocacy
  • Publishing
  • Administration

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Bridgeport is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Eequired to attend a mandatory one-and-a-half day campus visit
  • Active dental hygiene license
  • Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene