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Admission Requirements

Pat Campbell
Dr. Janice P. DeWald (left, current Dental Hygiene Director) and Patricia Clendenin Wessendorff (1st Dental Hygiene Director).

In most cases, the minimum length of study to fulfill requirements for the Masters ofScience in Education for Healthcare Professionals degree is two years. 

Requirements consist of a total of 36 semester hours, including required courses and completion of a masters thesis or project.

Part-time participation in the program is possible with approval of the Dental Hygiene Graduate Program Director. The program is generally completed within seven years of the start date.

Admission Criteria

  1. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program in the US or Canada
  2. Successful completion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination
  3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university
  4. A license to practice dental hygiene from any US state
  5. An interview with the Dental Hygiene Graduate Admissions Committee
  6. A minimum total GPA of 2.7 (3.0 in dental hygiene course work) on a 4.0 scale
  7. A record of study and experience that is predictive of success in advanced education
  8. Acceptable scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  9. Approval for admission from the EDHP Admissions Committee.

Admission Procedures

Obtain/print application materials from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website.

For questions regarding the Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals degree, please call the program director, Patricia R. Campbell at (214) 828-8342 or e-mail her at

Image: Dr. Janice P. DeWald (left, current Dental Hygiene Director) and Patricia Clendenin Wessendorff (1st Dental Hygiene Director).

Last edited by: aupton 08/24/2015

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