Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Dental Hygiene (MSDH) program requires the completion of Masters Capstone thesis or professional project. The program is 36 credits in length, designed to be completed in two calendar years (6 credits per semester), and must be completed in five years.  The curriculum includes course work in education and public health providing all MSDH students with content that is increasingly beneficial for intended employment after graduation.

This graduate program has the advantage of building on the successful Dental Hygiene program, and the ability to collaborate with health sciences faculty and departmental resources. The University of Bridgeport offers graduate health science programs leading to a Masters in Physician Assistant, Masters in Human Nutrition, Masters in Acupuncture, Doctorate in Chiropractic, Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and most recently added, a Doctorate in Health Sciences Degree.

In addition, UB offers graduate programs in Engineering, Education, Business, Counseling and Human Resources. By offering shared educational and clinical opportunities, UB intends to develop an integrated program of study, utilizing existing resources.

To learn how MSDH students fulfill these program requirements, visit our Course Offerings page for detailed course information.


Summary of Requirements

Effective for students entering May 2016

DHYG 500 Leadership in Dental Hygiene – 3 credits, 8 weeks
DHYG 501 Grant and Contract Writing – 3 credits, 12 weeks
DHYG 502 Research – 3 credits, 8 weeks

DHYG 503 Clinical and Didactic Educational Concepts – 3 credits, 8 weeks
DHYG 504 Student Teaching in Dental Hygiene Education – 3 credits, 15 weeks
DHYG 506 Global Health Care – 3 credits, 15 weeks
DHYG 508 Curriculum Development and Management – 3 credits, 8 weeks

DHYG 511 Epidemiology – 3 credits*
DHYG 512 Public Health – 3 credits, 15 weeks

DHYG 513 Seminar in Contemporary Dental Hygiene Issues – 3 credits, 8 weeks
DHYG 515 Statistical Reasoning – 3 credits, 15 weeks
DHYG 516 Concentrated Practicum – 3 credits, 15 weeks
DHYG 520 Dental Hygiene Capstone – 3 credits, 15 weeks

NUTR 560H Developmental Nutrition – 3 credits*

*For students graduating May 2017

Graduation Requirements

Dental Hygiene Capstone
The MSDH program requires the completion of a Dental Hygiene Capstone thesis or professional project.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jun
9
Thu
Graduate Accepted Student Night @ Tower Room
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During the event, admitted students will be able to:

• Connect with faculty and current graduate students
• Meet other accepted graduate students
• Finalize their enrollment at the University of Bridgeport

To RSVP, please email lproctor@bridgeport.edu or call 203-576-4552.

Jun
30
Thu
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class!

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Learn about the program and admissions requirements
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

 

Jul
25
Mon
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Afternoon) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class!

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Learn about the program and admissions requirements
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

 

Aug
12
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class!

  • Meet our esteemed School of Nursing faculty
  • Learn about the program and admissions requirements
  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center and UB’s seaside campus

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

 

Aug
26
Fri
Naturopathic Medicine Information Sessions @ Discovery Pavillion, Magnus Wahlstrom Library, First Floor
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on campus for an inside look at our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program!

Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation, campus tour, and classroom observation. Bring your unofficial transcripts for a complementary prerequisite evaluation!

Click on the date below to register for the session that best fits your schedule:

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

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