Dental Hygiene Education

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Master’s MS DHED Fall* March 12, 2024**
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Ceib Phillips (
Graduate Coordinator Ashley Blake (
Address Graduate Dental Hygiene Program
CB# 7450, 3270 Old Dental Building
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-537-3461
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL with a minimum of 90 on the internet-based test or IELTS score with a minimum of 7.5 (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

GRE – NOT Required

Admission into the program is a competitive process. Requirements for admission include the following: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and graduation from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association; satisfactory academic undergraduate record (B average or better); successful completion of the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination; and current dental hygiene licensure in a least one state

Statement of Professional and Research Interests: Should discuss educational, research, work, or personal experience relevant to your proposed plan of study and professional goals.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.

**Preference will be given to applications submitted to The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill by February 14, 2024.