Last updated on September 30, 2022.

U Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Program Size
Program Length
24-36 months
Application Deadline
April 30, 2023
Program Start
August 1, 2023

Program Contact

Melanie Taverna Asst. Professor/Program Director
UT Health San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., Mail Code 7904 San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
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The UT Health San Antonio Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree prepares the graduate to assume positions of responsibility beyond those of the baccalaureate graduate and to provide a foundation for doctoral level study. The program is student-centered, individualized and flexible. The faculty is committed to facilitating the development of creative, thinking professionals who are competent to pursue careers in teaching, public/community health care, leadership, and research. Self-evaluation and self-direction are encouraged throughout the program. Students have the opportunity to share their experiences, work cooperatively with colleagues, and explore a variety of resources to reach their maximum potential as health care professionals.

The program offered is completely on-line with one required visit to the campus. The required visit is for orientation generally the first week of July with classes beginning, under the Graduate School Schedule, in August. Successful distance learning requires the discipline of students to allocate time for study that would occur in a classroom. It allows greater learner flexibility in the hours chosen to complete the 36-semester credit hour program. 


Quote from a Graduate

“My excellent mentors assisted me in making a real contribution to the profession. I wanted my thesis work to be relevant, and I was excited to receive grant funding and the opportunity to present my research at national meetings.” Prema Strecker, MS, RDHDental hygiene faculty, Austin Community College 

Program Information

Program Type Graduate
Teaching Method Online
Program Size 6
Program Length 24-36 months
Application Deadline April 30, 2023
Program Start Date August 1, 2023
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 36
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.

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

3 Letters of Recommendation