University of Southern Indiana

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are accepted into the program? 24

How many applications are received? Approximately 70

How often do you select a class? Once a year in May for classes beginning in the fall semester

What is the application deadline? February 1 of the year you wish to enter

When are the interviews? There are no interviews.

What G.P.A. is required? A minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the prerequisite courses.

When do my prerequisites need to be completed? All science,health professions, mathematics, and nutrition courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester you desire admission to the program. The remainder of the prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the professional course work.

Are there additional costs? Yes, approximately $8,000. (total over the 2 years of professional courses). This amount covers the cost of textbooks, uniforms, instruments, clinic supplies, examination fees, and miscellaneous items. This estimate does not include tuition, housing and transportation.

How long is the program? Four years. You will have two full years of prerequisite courses and two years of professional dental hygiene curriculum courses.

What degree do I receive? Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene

Do I need official transcripts? Official college transcript(s) from institutions other than USI must be submitted to the University.

What is required for application to the program? You must apply to USI first then apply to the program.

When will I find out if I am accepted? By the first of June.

What is the national average annual salary upon graduation? $70,000 (nationwide)

Key Features of USI Dental Hygiene Program

  • State of the art on-campus clinic facilities
  • Experienced faculty
  • Low faculty/student ratio
  • Numerous community education experiences
  • Diverse clinic client population

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