University of Washington Department of Dental Public Health Sciences
Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene
The University of Washington Master’s Program for Dental Hygienists focuses on advanced
study in oral biology and its relation to basic medical and clinical sciences.
The program prepares one to contribute to the understanding of basic
processes as well as behavioral, biomedical, and clinical aspects of
oral health. Its primary aim is to advance the academic education
of dental hygienists who seek careers at colleges or universities.
Persons must apply to the Graduate School as well as to the Graduate Program in
Oral Biology for entry into this program.
Specific details about this
are found at the following web sites:
Master’s degree programs in dental hygiene offered at other institutions in the USA
are listed by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Doctoral Degree in Dental Hygiene
Currently there are three programs designated at the doctoral level for dental hygienists. Refer to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association list of master’s degree programs for further information.
A complete list of dental hygiene programs in the USA is found at the American
Dental Hygienists’ Association web site (http://www.adha.org/) and its link to ‘Education and Careers.’ (Or use more specific links on our links page.)