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Dental Hygiene Master's Program


Other Requirements and Information


Thesis: Each student is required to formulate, implement and complete an original thesis under the guidance of a research committee.

Comprehensive Examinations: successful completion of a written examination is required of each Master's candidate. The examination will cover the minor selected by the student and areas in the required core.

Time Limits for Completion: The program begins in August of each year and is designed to be completed in two years. The program must be completed within five years from the date of the first registration.

Grades: Required grades are consistent with standards set by the Graduate School.

National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda

Achieving national health objectives should be an inherent part of the professional activities of dental hygienists. Both inside and outside of the research arena, it is important for practitioners, who provide the greatest representation of the profession to the public, to make decisions that are firmly grounded in knowledge that is obtained from research and clinical experiences. The National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda provides directions to hygienists on priority research areas that can help advance the profession. The professional community must commit to using the NDHRA to guide research, enhance patient-centered care, improve the quality of services and foster other professional efforts.

The Office of Human Research Ethics

The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. OHRE supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

ADHA Institute for Oral Health Research Grant