Last updated on November 7, 2022.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Program Size
10 (estimate)
Program Length
12-24 months
Application Deadline
May 1, 2023
Program Start
August 1, 2023

Program Contact

Rachel Kearney Program Director, Chair of Dental Hygiene
305 W. 12th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43210
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The Ohio State University's Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program is a flexible, online course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. This program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who hold an associate degree or certificate in dental hygiene from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a stimulating and educational environment that combines the general education aspects of a baccalaureate degree with advanced education in dental hygiene. Information is available at

Program Information

Program Type Degree Completion
Teaching Method Online
Degree Awarded Bachelor
Program Size 10 (estimate)
Program Length 12-24 months
Application Deadline May 1, 2023
Program Start Date August 1, 2023
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 120
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Accepts International Students No
Supports Student Visa No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

No standardized tests are required for this program.

Prerequisite Instructions

  • Transcripts are required from all colleges previously attended.
  • Students who are enrolled in their entry level dental hygiene program in spring semester should submit a current transcript with the application then submit a final transcript after spring semester grades have been added.

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

  • Two letters of recommendation are required. 
    • For current students and recent graduates, one letter should be from the director of the dental hygiene program.
    • The second can be from the clinical supervisor, a faculty member, or an employer; applicants who have been in practice for more than a year can submit two letters from employers or colleagues.  

Other Requirement Instructions

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