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Graduate Degrees

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 biologic 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 program 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 (



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