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What will I learn?

As a dentist, you have the power to restore and promote patients’ oral health. This unique program allows you to begin your education focused on your goal of attending dental school, while preparing you as a dental hygienist.

In this 37-month program, you'll spend the first 21 months completing your core curriculum and dental school prerequisites on the Boston campus. Then, you will continue in the 16-month professional phase in Boston, where you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in our prestigious on-campus clinic and community facilities.

When you graduate in December, you’ll be eligible to sit for the dental hygiene licensing examinations and may work as a dental hygienist to gain practical experience before starting dental school. With far more clinical expertise than many of your dental school peers, you'll be positioned to flourish in dental school.

Which department am I in?

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$33,600.00 per year
USD $1,235 per credit hour

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

Start date

11 January 2021, 2 September 2021


MCPHS University

Boston Campus,

179 Longwood Avenue,



2115, United States

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 who are in final year of secondary school or have recently graduated but not yet completed any university courses are eligible to apply for admission.

Language Proficiency: MCPHS on-campus EPE – 57; TOEFL iBT – 79; TOEFL ITP – 550; IELTS - 6.5; iTEP - 4.0; PTE Academic – 58.

The Admission Office accepts applications from international students on a rolling basis with priority filing dates of November 1 (Early Action I), December 1 (Early Action II), and February 1 (Regular Decision).

*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