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Graduate Program - MS in Dental Hygiene On-Campus

The Master of Science in Dental Hygiene On-Campus Program offers students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree while taking classes both on the University of Michigan campus and online. 

Courses are scheduled in a sequence to allow for completion of this 37 credit hour program in a 20 month period.  Full-time students will enroll in at least 9 credit hours during the fall and winter semesters over two academic years. A part-time option is also available. Transfer of credit from other graduate programs cannot be accommodated.

On-Campus Curriculum*

Year 1, Fall 

  • DHYGRACK 687: Foundations of Dental Hygiene, Education, and Health Care (3 credits, online)
  • DHYGRACK 693: Research Principles and Application (3 credits, online)
  • BIOSTATS 503 (4 credits, on-campus)

Year 1, Winter

  • DHYGRACK 689 Educational Concepts and Strategies (3 credits, online)
  • DHYGRACK 692 Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits, online)
  • Elective (3 credits, on-campus)

Year 2,  Fall

  • DHYGRACK 683 Practicum in Pre-Clinical/Clinical Teaching (3 credits, online with student teaching placement on-campus)
  • DHYGRACK 685 Foundations of Oral Health Services (3 credits, online)
    • Note: An on-campus course with a health policy focus may be substituted.
  • Elective (3 credits, on-campus)

Year 2,  Winter

  • DHYGRACK 686 Practicum in Didactic Teaching (3 credits, online with student teaching placement on-campus)
  • DHYGRACK 694 Applied Biostatistics (3 credits, online)
  • DHYGRACK 688 Thesis (3 credits, on-campus)

*Subject to change without notice.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Dodge
Phone: (734) 763-3392 (weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST)
Email: hygiene.info@umich.edu (Please specify Online MSDH in subject line)