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  • The Dental Hygiene Entry Level Program at The Ohio State University is a four-year course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree.

  • The Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program is available to graduates of an ADA accredited Dental Hygiene Program who wish to complete the baccalaureate degree.
How To Apply

Please read the instructions in the section below before completing your application.

Choose the program and application that applies to you:

The Dental Hygiene Entry Level Program prepares students for licensure as a dental hygienist. The Dental Hygiene Class of 2015 will matriculate in autumn 2013.
  • Applications for the Dental Hygiene Entry Level Program will be available
    on June 1, 2013.

The Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program provides an opportunity for licensed dental hygienists who have completed an associate degree program to complete the baccalaureate degree.
If you are unsure of which application to use, please email or phone 614-292-9444.


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  Dental Hygiene Program:
  • Applications for Autumn 2014 are available from June 1, 2013 to
    December 1, 2013.

Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program:

  • Applications for Autumn 2014 are available from January 15, 2014 to
    May 1, 2014.

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Admission Criteria
  Dental Hygiene Program:
  • Cumulative grade-point hour ratio
  • Science grade-point hour ratio
  • Completion of 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours of college level prerequisite coursework

    Emphasis is placed upon interest in and knowledge of the profession, motivation, commitment, as well as interpersonal skills.

    NOTE: Applicants are expected to spend 20 hours or more of observation in a dental office to learn the role of the dental hygienist before they apply. Students will benefit from variety in the observation experiences. The 20 hours should include two or more dental hygienists and be conducted in two or more dental practices.

Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program:

  • Cumulative grade-point ratio in the previous dental hygiene program
  • National Board Exam and NERB scores
  • Letters of recommendation

    Emphasis is placed on motivation, work experience, career goals, and interpersonal skills.

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Please click on the following link to review a tuition and budget breakdown:

Application fee (non refundable)

  • Domestic - $60
  • International - $70
The fee is not required of applicants who are enrolled or have previously attended Ohio State.

Acceptance fee (non refundable)

$100 non-refundable acceptance fee is required of new students to OSU and OSU students who are entering a degree granting unit for the first time.



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English Language Requirement
  International applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to fulfill the TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS requirement. If your native language is not English, you should possess a minimum level of English proficiency as follows:
  • TOEFL (English as a Foreign Language)
    • 550 (Paper-based test)
    • 79 (Internet-based test)
  • OR

  • MELAB (Michigan Language Assessment Battery)
    • 79
  • OR

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • 6.5

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Contact Information
  Dental Hygiene
3082 Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Ave
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

Telephone: (614) 292-2228
Fax: (614)

Professional Admissions Office (Mailing Address)
The Ohio State University
P.O. Box 182003
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2003
Phone: (614) 292-9444

Student Academic Services Building, 1st Floor
281 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1132

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