Dental Public Health: MS
from the Bulletin
The MS program is a minimum of two semesters and is designed for hygienists and dental assistants to develop and enhance the managerial and analytical skills essential to attain leadership roles in today’s changing dental health care field. Career-oriented applications of knowledge, theory, and experience are an integral part of the courses in biostatistics and epidemiology, research methods, management, dental care issues, and health care management and finance. Because learning by experience teaches additional skills important in career settings, a project or practicum of the student’s choice is a significant part of the program. Projects may include survey design and analysis; educational program development; community program planning, implementation, and/or evaluation; media development; and marketing/public relations.
Graduates of the MS program in dental public health pursue careers in business, dental education, and industry. Applicants must hold a certificate in dental hygiene, dental assisting, or dental technology and should have either a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and related experience.