Tuition and Fees - Master of Science in Dental Hygiene

Tuition and Fee General Information

A great investment and a great value.

Paying for college is a big financial commitment. At Ohio State, the credentials you earn will be from one of the top public universities in the country, and earning your credential online makes it a great value, as well as a great investment in your future.

Tuition varies by program and the number of credits you’re enrolled in. Find tuition rates on the registrar’s website.

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Program-Specific Tuition and Fee Information

To help you gather an estimate of the total costs, select your program from the drop-down menu below.

The total program cost estimates are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual courses taken. The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice. Estimates have been calculated as of the 2023-24 academic year.

Note that other fees may apply for dropped courses, late payments, re-enrollments, student health insurance, etc. Additionally, programs that require internship, practicum, clinical, orientations, study abroad, or other on-site components may have additional fees and non-resident charges during the applicable semester. For full fee information, visit the registrar’s website.  To explore Financial Aid options and information, visit the Student Financial Aid website.

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Online Master of Science in Dental Hygiene

The tables below estimate the total cost for the completion of the program. Total cost estimates account for tuition, fees, course materials, and one-time fees for students beginning a program during the 2023-2024 academic year. Estimates do not include financial aid, scholarships, or grants. 

Estimates are based on the expenses typical of a Master of Dental Hygiene student, who takes four semesters to complete the 38-credit program. Actual costs may vary. For more information on the courses and curriculum, visit the department’s page or request more information

Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Full Time, 38 Credits in 4 Semesters | Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Ohio Residents $26,986.24 $6,746.56
Non-Residents $27,786.24 $6,946.56

Tuition and Fees

Instructional Fees $782.19 per credit hour
General Fees $29.88 per credit hour
Distance Learning Fees $100 per semester
Non-Resident Surcharge $200 per semester


Additional Program Costs

Application Fee $60 one-time fee ($70 for international students)
Textbooks & Course Materials $540 total cost (may vary)
On-Campus Orientation * Varies


*An on-site, 2-day orientation is required prior to the start of the program. Lunch is provided both days by the program but students are responsible for all other costs of travel, lodging, and meals.