Prepare for a career in the dental field that goes beyond traditional dentistry with the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene online degree. This program is designed to meet the need for dental hygienists in education, dental management, and the oral health care industry. Become a leader in practice, research, the healthcare industry, and academia in a curriculum that is research-intensive. There are two tracks available for students to choose between depending on their interests and career goals.
The Dental Hygiene Education track prepares students to teach didactic, clinic, and laboratory courses in dental hygiene programs, conduct research, and assume administrative positions.
The Management track prepares students for positions as sales representatives, managers of marketing and professional relations divisions, managers of dental clinics, practice management consultants, and entrepreneurs within the health care industry.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (CODA)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Must be currently licensed as a dental hygienist in any US state
- A two-week on-campus visit required for the Education track
- GRE scores required for Management track