Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene—Fast Track

Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the fast track program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

Required Courses For Students with a Bachelor's Degree:

Additional Courses Required For Students without a Bachelor's Degree:

  • College Algebra (3 credits)
  • American Culture Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include any History or Political Science)
  • Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Government, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Economics, or an additional History/Political Science course)
  • Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, and non-performing Arts)
  • Behavioral Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any upper-level Psychology or Sociology course)

*Students entering without a prior bachelors degree must also take PSB 320 Intro to Health Care Delivery during the program’s summer term for a total of 16 credits. Additionally, these students will also take the Dental Hygiene Program Elective during the last semester of the program, increasing the credits to 17 that term.

**Official exam results from CLEP examinations can be used for up to 18 credits of prerequisite requirements.