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 with a science-based academic curriculum, so you’ll be well prepared to advance as a dental hygienist.

This part-time program is offered entirely online for working hygienists who wish to advance their education and their careers while continuing to work full-time. When you graduate, you’ll hold a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, increasingly the preferred degree in the field, and be in a position to earn a master’s degree in the future.

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

Which department am I in?

MCPHS University

Study options

Online/Distance (Minimum Number Of Credits To Complete Baccalaureate In Dental Hygiene Is 120 Semester Hours)

Tuition fees
USD $760 per credit hour

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

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

2 September 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshman Applicants: If you are in your final year of secondary school or have recently graduated but not yet completed any university courses.

For international students

Applicants to this program must meet the minimum requirements

  • 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 (i.e., dental assistant, nurse’s aide, social worker, etc.)
  • 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 Proficiency

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.

*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