What will I learn?

As a dental hygienist, you have the power to influence patients’ oral and overall health – and make them smile with confidence. In this program, you’ll build on your previous associate’s degree to advance to a master’s degree, without first earning your bachelor’s degree.

The nation’s first and only bridge program is offered entirely online on a full- or part-time basis for working hygienists who wish to advance their education and their careers.

Attendance at an in-person orientation on the Boston campus is required for all new students prior to Fall enrollment.

Concentrations in Public Health and Education.

Which department am I in?

MCPHS University

Study options

Online/Distance (36 Semester hours)

Tuition fees
USD $990 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 September 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in dental hygiene program courses.

For international students

An applicant must have:

  • Graduated from a dental hygiene program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in dental hygiene program courses
  • Completed one year of work experience in healthcare
  • Successfully completed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination
  • A license to practice dental hygiene or eligibility for licensure in at least one jurisdiction in the U.S. or Canada

English Language Scores:

A minimum TOEFL score of 79 or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required of all candidates for whom English is not the native language.

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as space is limited.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Recognized by the Institute of International Education as a distinguished host and destination for international students.

  • Ranked #1 highest graduate salaries in the region
  • Ranked #1 most transformative college in the U.S.
  • Ranked #1 college in the country for value
  • Ranked #9 in the U.S. for hosting international students