Dental Hygiene (MS)
|Degree: Master of Science in Dental Hygiene||Cost: $412 per credit hour *|
|College of Health Sciences: School of Dental Hygiene||Required: 34 credit hours (37 for non-thesis)|
|Course Delivery Modes: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework at your own pace.||Locations: 1|
Old Dominion University's School of Dental Hygiene is committed to the preparation of dental hygienists for accountable leadership roles in today's health system. Toward this end, we offer an innovative curriculum leading to the Master of Science degree with an emphasis in dental hygiene, and specialized options in education, administration/management, research, marketing and community health.
Through academic courses, independent study, research and practical experience, graduate candidates are prepared to meet the present demand for dental hygiene leaders, practitioners, educators, oral health promoters, administrators/managers and researchers.
Looking for the BSDH to MS accelerated option? Please visit the Dental Hygiene (BSDH) page.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene or a related field and, in the latter case, have completed an accredited certificate or associate degree program in dental hygiene.
For detailed guidelines on the admissions process and other requirements, please visit the School of Dental Hygiene web site.
If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.
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Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Rates
|Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$412|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$412|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1048|
Effective Summer 2013. Rates are subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar web site.
There are 22 credit hours of core requirements:
- DNTH514 Educational Concepts for the Health Professional I
- DNTH515 Research Methods in the Health Sciences
- DNTH516 Administrative Leadership and Professional Development
- DNTH668 Internship (in specialty area) (Practicum/Field Experience)
- DNTH604 Clinical Teaching & Administration in Dental Hygiene
CHP 640 Data Interpretation Methods for Health Care, or
FOUN 722 Intro to Applied Statistics/Data Analysis
- DNTH660 Educational Concepts for the Health Professional II
Additional courses are required in an area of specialization and electives. Please visit the School of Dental Hygiene web site for more details.