• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Build a foundation for advanced degrees and gain skills for alternative roles in dental hygiene. The Dental Hygiene - Degree Completion (Online) program at Wichita State University gives you a fast, affordable way to earn your bachelor's degree and boost your career. 
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The Dental Hygiene - Degree Completion (Online) program at Wichita State University, open to registered dental hygienists, builds on your skills and previous education to prepare you for:

  • Leadership in clinical practice or alternative setting
  • Evidenced-based practice
  • Community health settings
  • Educational settings


A dental hygiene degree from Wichita State will help you start—or upgrade—your career in this high-paying, high-demand field. Graduates find work in research, teaching and clinical practice in a wide range of settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines for Basic Service.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      can be completed in as little as 12–15 months (full time) or up to six years (part time).

    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      can be completed in as little as 12–15 months (full time) or up to six years (part time).

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Advanced Professional Roles 
  • Educational Methodology in Dental Hygiene
  • Curriculum Design, Evaluation and Management in Dental Hygiene Education
  • Population Health Management in Dental Hygiene
  • Special Care Populations
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Dental Hygiene

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Certification of Financial Support
  • Bank Statement or Financial Documents 
  • Official transcripts 
  • Test results (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT)
  • Copy of your passport name page
  • Provide a copy of your current dental hygiene license

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    228 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 228 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    228 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 228 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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