Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BS)—Degree Completion

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall

Earn your bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene—the preferred degree in the field—by building on your associate’s degree.

Advance Your Education and Career

This part-time program is offered entirely online for hygienists who wish to advance their education and their careers while continuing to work full time. Attendance at one in-person orientation on the Boston campus is required for all new students prior to fall enrollment. When you graduate, you will be ideally positioned to earn a master’s degree through our Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Bridge Program.

Your Degree Completion Journey

Before beginning the degree program, you must complete the required number of credits in preprofessional courses in the arts and sciences. You can accomplish this through accepted transfer credits or by taking courses at MCPHS. To earn your bachelor’s degree, you must complete courses in subjects such as general healthcare, oral health, and dental hygiene practice.

Explore the program’s curriculum.

The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS

We are the longest continually running dental hygiene program in the country. Our on-site dental hygiene clinics are equipped with leading-edge equipment and technology and students work closely with faculty on real patients so they have ample professional experience the day they graduate.

Doing well while doing good

Professional success and personal satisfaction go hand-in-hand for MCPHS dental hygiene graduates.

Ranked #35 / 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News & World Report ranks dental hygienist as one of the best jobs in 2023

#5 Best Dental Hygiene Bachelor's

In the U.S., as ranked by College Factual. 

$78k median salary

for dental hygienists according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. News & World Report

Allison Leader

Dental Hygiene Student Donates Stem Cells to Patient in Need

During a stem cell biology class, Allison Leader, DH ’21 learned about bone marrow transplants. When she had the opportunity to donate, she undertook the arduous journey.

Other Pathways to a Career in Dental Hygiene

MS in Dental Hygiene

Part-time or full-time online program.

AS to MS in Dental Hygiene Bridge Program

Part-time online program.

Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Professions Education

9-credit online program.

View the Technical Standards and the Exposure Control Plan [PDF] for the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene.