Admissions Requirements


Program Prerequisites

To be completed prior to matriculation:

  • Active dental hygiene license
  • Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •  All accepted students are subject to a background check through an external agency. Further information will be distributed by your advisor.

Required Materials for Admission

  • Application
  • Official Transcripts (from all institutions of higher education)
  • Two Recommendation Letters
    • Letters must be signed and come from employers, professors or professional associates (i.e. clinical supervisor or dental hygiene director)
  • Personal Statement
    • In 500 words, detail why you are seeking this degree, how you expect to apply your degree to your professional career after graduation and why you seek to pursue your degree through the University of Bridgeport
  • Photocopy of dental hygiene license in good standing
  • All accepted students will be subject to a background check through an external agency. Further information will be distributed by your advisor


International Applicants

Please consult the International Admissions requirements page here, or for specific queries, contact your admissions counselor here.



Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • March 31 for summer entry
  • Rolling admission