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Dental Hygiene 2024 Program Application Walkthrough

Undergraduate Admissions

Apply on or before January 15 to be considered for fall semester admission. All core courses and general education courses MUST be completed by the end of the summer semester of the year of application.

2023-2024 Admissions Information

Prerequisite Information 2023-2024

2023-2024 Estimated Expenses

Essential Requirements for Dental Hygiene Students and Dental Hygienists

Graduate Admissions

Required Foundational Coursework/Undergraduate Degree/Licensure

Students must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited entry-level dental hygiene program
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene/related field
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division and dental hygiene coursework
  • Have a current dental hygiene license in good standing (A copy of the license must be provided as part of the application process)
  • Have taken an undergraduate/graduate statistics or biostatistics course
    • A minimum grade of "C" is required
    • If they have not taken a statistics course, they may take it online or in person at the institution of their choice.
      • A graduate-level course in statistics may be used as a 3 credit elective for the MSDH Program
  • Completed a Baccalaureate degree from a college/university accredited in the US or its equivalent from a school in another country
    • This degree may be in progress during the application process. but must be completed before beginning the MSDH program.
    • The applicant's degree can be in dental hygiene or any related field

Admissions for the program are open enrollment- Students can apply at any time. 

Please note that the dates listed for the graduate school are listed for general enrollment for all programs on campus. Our MSDH program is accepting new students year-round. 

Apply to ISU Graduate School

Graduate School Application

Complete a telephone or personal interview with Graduate Program Director Leciel Bono:

Call 208-242-8158 or email lecielbono@isu.edu 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Requirements

Students whose native language is not English must take the GRE and achieve at least the 50th percentile on the Verbal section. Additionally, the applicant must complete the TOEFL Examination with a total score of 550 (paper-based) and 213 (computer-based). The score of Section I of the exam must be 55 (paper-based) and 21 (computer-based).


Graduate Resident
Full-time tuition (9 credits or more) $4,452.12 per semester
Graduate Fee (9 credits or more) $1,181.88 per semester
Graduate Total Full-Time Tuition (9 credits or more) $5,634.00 per semester
Part-time (8 credits or less) $480.87 per credit
Graduate Fee (per credit) $83.13
Graduate Total Part-Time Tuition (per credit) $564.00

In addition, there is a $211 professional fee assessed per credit hour.  Thesis students are assessed a $281 professional fee per credit hour.

Even though our program is 100% online and you are charged in-state tuition, your bill will always show out-of-state resident tuition costs followed by a waiver which will credit your bill. The final cost will be the in-state resident cost each semester.

To assist you with financing your education, you are encouraged to access the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Dental Education Association websites for scholarship information for students pursuing a graduate degree in dental hygiene. Students accepted into the program can join ADEA under ISU's institutional membership for free.

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