Master of Science: Admission Requirements
Applicants for the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Online Program meet the following criteria:
- Have graduated from a CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) school or program of dental hygiene if a US applicant.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
- The Admissions Committee examines grades for consistency/improvement, repeated, and/or withdrawn courses. Currently the average GPA of our entering Master’s students is 3.3. Have a current license to practice dental hygiene in the United States.
- Submit a completed application to the Rackham School of Graduate Studies no later than February 1
- Have completed a baccalaureate-level biostatistics or statistics course with a grade of “C” or better prior to beginning the program. The course MUST be approved by the graduate program director (For more information refer to the Online Program "curriculum & prerequisites”)
- Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 84. TOEFL scores must be submitted as part of the application; please use institution code 1839. Refer to the Rackham application for further information.
Applicants should contact the Dental Hygiene Graduate Program Director, Dr. Danielle Furgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org), before submitting an application.
- Applicants must submit an online application for admission to the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Paper applications are NOT accepted. Complete instructions can be found on Rackham's Admissions website.
- Once the application has been received, applicants will be contacted and an admission interview scheduled. (The interview may be done by phone or in person).
- Prior to the interview, applicants will be sent a supplemental admissions worksheet. They will also be asked to complete the online learning assessment and a computer skills test.
Both the on-Campus and online programs begin in the fall term only. Prospective Master of Science students are encouraged to complete their applications early as we follow a “rolling admissions” process and admission decisions are considered as applications arrive. Applications must be received no later than February 1 of the year acceptance is desired.
Computer System Requirements
Each student accepted into the program is required to purchase a laptop through the Master's program. Laptops are delivered to students at their initial on-campus orientation, and come fully loaded to meet the program's necessary hardware and software requirements. Utilizing student and program discounts, the estimated cost of this laptop is approximately $1,500 - $1,700. A high-speed, reliable internet service provider—DSL, cable, or satellite—is required for this program.
For More Information
Contact Dr. Danielle Furgeson (email@example.com).