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Public Health Dental Hygiene, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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.

Competencies

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9944 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indianapolis

  • 1017 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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