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Dental Hygiene, Accelerated (B.S. to M.S.)

Master Degree
Idaho State University

About the Program

This accelerated program provides an opportunity for outstanding bachelor degree dental hygiene students to complete a fast track program during the summer and last two semesters of the bachelor degree program. Students who have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average in their dental hygiene courses and senior standing may complete up to 12 graduate credits. These credits may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene programs. Students must be in good academic standing with the department of dental hygiene and Idaho State University and have demonstrated successful completion of upper division courses in the bachelor degree dental hygiene program. Please contact the Graduate Program Director for more information. Once accepted into the accelerated program, it is recommended that students meet with the Graduate Program Director regarding acceptance into the Graduate School and the Master of Science Dental Hygiene program.

Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/ or free electives. For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements (p. 62)). Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog.

Program Requirements

  • Course Sequences take 8 credits, take at least 1 course
    8 credits
    Choose one of the following course sequences:
    BIOL2227 - Human Anat and Phys 1
    3 credits
    BIOL2227L - Human Anat and Phys 1 Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL2228 - Human Anat and Phys 2
    3 credits
    BIOL2228L - Human Anat and Phys 2 Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL3301 - Advanced Human A&P 1
    3 credits
    BIOL3301L - Advanced Human A&P 1 Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL3302 - Advanced Human A&P 2
    3 credits
    BIOL3302L - Advanced Human A&P 2 Lab
    1 credit
    CHEM1101 - Intro to Chemistry
    3 credits
    CHEM1102 - Ess of Organic and Biochem
    3 credits
    CHEM1103 - Ess of Organic and Biochem Lab
    1 credit
    COMM1101 - Fundamentals of Oral Comm
    3 credits
    DENT2201 - Principles of Dental Hygiene
    2 credits
    ENGL1101 - Writing and Rhetoric I
    3 credits
    ENGL1102 - Writing and Rhetoric II
    3 credits
    NTD2239 - Nutrition
    3 credits
    NTD3340 - Nutr for Health Professions
    3 credits
    MATH1153 - Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    PSYC1101 - Introduction to Psychology
    3 credits
    SOC1101 - Introduction to Sociology
    3 credits
  • General Education Requirements take the following courses, take 37 credits
    37 credits
    Take the Following Courses:
    ENGL1101 - Writing and Rhetoric I
    3 credits
    ENGL1102 - Writing and Rhetoric II
    3 credits
    COMM1101 - Fundamentals of Oral Comm
    3 credits
    MATH1153 - Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    CHEM1101 - Intro to Chemistry
    3 credits
    PSYC1101 - Introduction to Psychology
    3 credits
    SOC1101 - Introduction to Sociology
    3 credits
    INFO1101 - Digital Information Literacy
    3 credits
  • Dental Requirements
    74 credits
    DENT6650 - Thesis
    1 - 9 credits
    DENT6640 - Independent Study Dent Hygiene
    2 - 3 credits
    DENT3XXX - Transfer Course
    0 - 5 credits
    DENT3318 - Oral Radiology
    2 credits
    DENT6619 - Graduate Seminar II
    1 credit
    DENT4403C - Adv Clinical Practice I Clinic
    4 credits
    DENT4402 - Advanced Periodontology
    2 credits
    DENT6630 - Rural and Comm Health Program
    3 credits
    DENT4412 - Dental Specialties
    1 credit
    DENT6646 - Health Research
    3 credits
    DENT4405 - Dental Hygiene Seminar
    1 credit
    DENT4415 - Clinical Seminar
    1 credit
    DENT3305 - Personal & Career Development
    1 credit
    DENT3317 - Oral Radiology I
    1 credit
    DENT4404 - Advanced Clinical Theory II
    2 credits
    DENT4404C - Adv Clinical Pract II Clinic
    4 credits
    DENT4412C - Restorative Care II
    1 credit
    DENT4423 - Applied Educational Strategies
    3 credits
    DENT4425 - Applied Practice Management
    3 credits
    DENT4499 - Experimental Course
    1 - 6 credits
    DENT5598P - Prof Ed Development Topics
    1 - 3 credits
    DENT5599 - Experimental Course
    1 - 6 credits
    DENT6616 - Progress Dent Hygiene Pract
    1 credit
    DENT6635 - Rural and Comm Health Pract
    2 - 4 credits
    DENT6649 - Dental Hygiene Research Meth
    2 credits
    DENT2220 - Introduction to Dental Office
    2 credits
    DENT3313 - Clinical Dental Hygiene I
    3 credits
    DENT2XXX - Transfer Course
    0 - 5 credits
    DENT4420 - Dntl Hygne Specialty Emphasis
    2 credits
    DENT6699 - Experimental Course
    1 - 6 credits
    DENT6631 - Mgt Strategies Health Care
    3 credits
    DENT6617 - Progressive Dental Hygiene II
    1 credit
    DENT4XXX - Transfer Course
    0 - 5 credits
    DENT6618 - Ldrshp Strat Imprv Hlth Care
    3 credits
    DENT3330C - Interim Clinic
    2 credits
    DENT3399 - Experimental Course
    1 - 6 credits
    DENT3318L - Oral Radiology Laboratory
    1 credit
    DENT3312 - Head and Neck Anatomy
    3 credits
    DENT1XXX - Transfer Course
    0 - 5 credits
    DENT3307 - Prevent and Mgt of Med Emerg
    3 credits
    DENT3313C - Clin Dental Hygiene I Clinic
    3 credits
    DENT3314 - Clinical Dental Hygiene II
    2 credits
    DENT3314C - Clin Dental Hygiene II Clinic
    3 credits
    DENT3321 - Periodontology
    2 credits
    DENT4403 - Advanced Clinical Theory I
    2 credits
    DENT4407 - Contemp Issues in Periodntolgy
    1 credit
    DENT4409 - Commu Behav Mngnt in Dentistry
    1 credit
    DENT4411 - Applying Restorative Therapies
    2 credits
    DENT4411C - Restorative Care I
    1 credit
    DENT4413 - Community Health Spec Needs
    3 credits
    DENT4414 - Community Outreach Experiences
    2 credits
    DENT6615 - Progress Dent Hygiene Theory
    3 credits
    DENT6625 - Dent Hygiene Education Pract
    2 - 4 credits
    DENT6648 - Literature Analy and Synthesis
    2 credits
    DENT6605 - Prog Developmnt and Evaluatn
    3 credits
    DENT3311 - Tooth Morphology
    2 credits
    DENT3340C - Enhanced Strategies Clin Care
    1 credit
    DENT4401 - Research Methods
    2 credits
    DENT3315 - Preventive Dentistry
    2 credits
    DENT3308 - Oral Histology and Embryology
    2 credits
    DENT6621 - Clinical Instruction and Admin
    3 credits
    DENT6620 - Adv Educ Theory and Methods
    3 credits
    DENT4481 - Indep Studies in Dntl Hygiene
    1 - 3 credits
    DENT3320 - Pain Management
    2 credits
    DENT3309 - General and Oral Pathology
    3 credits
    DENT3319 - Preclin Restorative Procedures
    2 credits
    DENT3316 - Dental Materials
    2 credits
    DENT6626 - Dental Hygiene Practicum
    2 - 4 credits
    DENT4408 - Ethical and Legal Principles
    2 credits
    DENT2201 - Principles of Dental Hygiene
    2 credits
    DENT4421 - Leadership and Health Policy
    2 credits
    DENT4422 - Educational Strategies
    2 credits
    DENT6610 - Special Care Populations
    3 credits
    DENT5596 - Graduate Seminar I
    1 credit
    DENT3322 - Pharmacology for Dent Hyg
    2 credits
    DENT6612 - Admin and Man HC Organizations
    3 credits
    DENT6623 - Leadership & Health Policy
    3 credits
    DENT6632 - Community and Global Health
    3 credits
    DENT4424 - Principles of Practice Mgmnt
    3 credits
Grand Total Credits
119

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.