B.Sc. On Campus

Public Health Dental Hygiene

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

48 months
33347 USD/year
33347 USD/year
9944 USD/year
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If you’re a licensed dental hygienist looking for career advancement opportunities, the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis School of Dentistry’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health Dental Hygiene program is for you. 


This degree completion program will prepare you for leadership roles in education, public health, industry, professional associations, and health advocacy. The program is designed for part-time students who want to continue to work while pursuing the degree.

Your time in the classroom is just one small part of your life as a student in the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Whether you’re interested discovering everything Indianapolis has to offer or you’re looking for opportunities to make a difference in our community, we can get you started on the right path.


When you graduate from the B.S. in Public Health Dental Hygiene program at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, you will have the education and skills to:

  • Perform dental hygiene services in a variety of settings, including private dental practices, public health clinics, school systems, institutions, and hospitals.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate effective preventive dental health programs for individuals and for groups in such settings as schools, hospitals, institutions, and community programs.
  • Serve as a resource person and work in cooperation with other health personnel in assessing health care needs and providing health care services to the public.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate effective teaching methodologies in an educational setting.

Programme Structure

  • Service learning opportunities abound at the School of Dentistry. You might find yourself providing dental services to Amish children, treating underserved adults in Indianapolis, or traveling around the globe to bring oral health care to rural communities in other countries.
  • As a dentistry student, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct research with our renowned faculty. One feature of our research program is the IU School of Dentistry’s Research Day, an annual event highlighting the research advances of dentistry students, faculty, and staff.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your application and essay
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver
  • Have your test scores sent to IUPUI
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to IUPUI
  • Have official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses sent to IUPUI (if applicable)
  • Submit credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable)
  • Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33347 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33347 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33347 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9944 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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