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Dental Hygiene Department
310 N Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 160
Spokane, WA 99202
phone: 509.828.1300
fax: 509.828.1283

How to Apply

Admission Requirements:

Residents of some states are not eligible for this program at this time. Those states include:  AL, AR, CO, FL, IA, KY, MA, MN, MT, NC, NE, NV, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, WI

It may be possible to allow applicants from these states to be admitted in the future.  Please contact us if you have questions regarding these state restrictions.

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • BS in dental hygiene or related area from an accredited dental hygiene program in the U.S. or Canada
  • (BA degrees will be considered on a case by case basis)
  • Successful completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board examination or its Canadian equivalent

                                  Joint Commission on National Dental Examination
                                          211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1846
                                                 Chicago, Illinois  60611

  • A current dental hygiene license in the U.S. or Canada
  • Submission of an essay on a topic provided by the Department of Dental Hygiene
  • Clearance of a criminal background check
  • Current health care provider CPR certification
  • Completion of a 4 or 5 credit statistics course (click on the link to download statistical course options)

How to Apply:

 (please note application proceedures have changed):

  1. Must apply to EWU Graduate School.
  2. The Dental Hygiene department at Eastern Washington University will participate in the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service, known as DHCAS, beginning in August 2013. applicants applying to the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene program for Fall 2014 will apply online using the DHCAS application. To learn more about DHCAS application process, visit 


Application Fees: $50 to EWU- $50 to Dental Hygiene Department
In-State Tuition: $3,445/quarter
Out-of State Tuition: $7,993.67 /quarter
Online Delivery Fee: $25 per credit
Individual Course Delivery Fee: $50 to $100/course
Student Technology Fee: $35/quarter

Courses are offered on-line, with two required visits to the EWU Riverpoint Campus in Spokane WA. The first visit is one week long and involves advanced clinical techniques, and patient treatment. The second visit is required for the thesis defense, or presentation of the graduate research project.

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