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Class of 2017 Graduation Masters of Science

About the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program

The Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University (ISU) is designed to accommodate non-traditional graduate students around the world. Through the convenience of web-based instruction, the program allows students to earn a graduate degree while maintaining their current residence, career, and life style. Graduates of the program are prepared for progressive leadership roles in dental hygiene including education, research and rural and community health.

Students are provided an opportunity to visit the campus on several occasions throughout the curriculum. An initial program orientation in August, and a one-week seminar course in May are the on-campus learning experience.

Applicants can take our Online Readiness Survey to determine whether they are ready for a fully online curriculum. Students are encouraged to view our Computer and Software Requirements to make sure you have the technology needed to complete this program.



Goals of the MSDH Program at ISU

  1. Assume leadership roles in academics, rural and community health settings, research, professional associations and commercial industry.
  2. Develop advanced clinical abilities that improve oral health and access to dental hygiene care.
  3. Acquire research abilities that contribute to the scientific dental hygiene body of knowledge.
  4. Assume responsibility for professional development through life-long learning capability.
  5. Provide a foundation for future doctoral education.


Reasons why students choose the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program at Idaho State University

  • Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized exports in the field.
  • Program offers opportunity to specialize in dental hygiene education or community health.
  • Students may attend on a full or part-time basis with in-state tuition rates.
  • Program is 97% online so no need to relocate.
  • Students conduct thesis research and professional activities such as publications and presentations that make them highly desirable for future in employment in a variety of settings.



"The Graduate Dental Hygiene Program at Idaho State University has provided me a new perspective on my career and the skills to transform public health policies and the profession!"

-Tonette Hollingsworth


"I chose the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene program at Idaho State University for a variety of reasons including the online format, reasonable cost and the education track. But I have to say that while those reasons are valid, nothing can compare to the education I received at ISU, which also afforded me many networking and employment opportunities. Attending the MSDH program at ISU was the best decision I made with advancing my career options."

-Michelle Smith







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