Dental Hygiene Education Master of Science

This program is no longer accepting students.

Explore why our flexible online program fits the lifestyle of working professionals. Our Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education prepares professionals to educate the next generation.  The 36 credit hour graduate program and core curriculum is offered through online teaching and learning modalities.

The curriculum provides academic experiences based on the career goals and interest of the graduate student. Although the curriculum is focused on preparing the student for a career in dental hygiene education, elective courses may also be taken through a personalized approach – pursuing excellence together. The completion of an original research project (manuscript ready for publication) is required as part of the graduate student’s academic program. The core curriculum is completed online. The program is a minimum of three academic years.

The information found on this website regarding admission, supersedes admission information found in the catalog.

Due to a state authorization initiative throughout the nation, all universities offering online education outside of their state must be authorized by each state in which they offer courses. Residents of some states are not eligible for our program at this time. Please visit our State Authorization page at to assure your residing state is eligible to participate in online learning at UMKC.  Be aware eligible states can be added to the list at any time. Check the online site frequently for updates. It may be possible to allow applicants from these states to be admitted in the future. Please contact us if you have questions regarding these state restrictions.