• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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During the Dental Hygiene program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students will spend the first 21 months completing the 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.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for dentists is expected to grow at a much faster rate than many other occupations, with a potential 18% increase in jobs needed by 2024. This growth is partly driven by demand for preventive dental services spurred by ongoing research linking oral health to general health as well as the aging baby boomer population, who are retaining more of their original teeth than previous generations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Priority filing dates of:

    • November 1 (Early Action I)
    • December 1 (Early Action II)
    • February 1 (Regular Decision)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology: Cell And Molecular Biology
  • Biology Lab
  • Chemistry Principles (w/ lab)
  • Introduction to the Major
  • Expository Writing
  • Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official score report from one of the following: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EPE (English Proficiency Exam, the MCPHS on-campus test)
  • One letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48650 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    48650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48650 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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