25
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Old Dominion University / School of Dental Hygiene is located in Norfolk, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Marketing
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Education
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Research
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Modeling and simulation
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Community/public health
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Global health
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene Generalist

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam Dental Hygiene National Board Examination or copy of license to practice dental hygiene
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Writing proficiency exam, responsible conduct of research training

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12
Applied
3
Accepted
2
Enrolled
25%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st April 15th No
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam Dental Hygiene National Board Examination or copy of license to practice dental hygiene
Master's Degree Requirements BS or certificate in dental hygiene or related area, minimum GPA of 2.8 (3.0 in major), 4 letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
88%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 12%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time (10)
Part-time (0)
Male (1)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Clinical dental hygiene, dental hygiene client health behaviors, dental hygiene education interventions, oral product testing, cold plasma
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
43,581

Location & Contact

Address 2011 Health Sciences Building
Norfolk, VA  23529
United States
Contact Dr. Denise M. Claiborne
Assistant Professor/Graduate Program Director
Email: dclaibor@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-5949
Fax: 757-683-5239