Prospective Students

MSDH Internship and Master's Thesis


As part of the MDH program, you will complete a six-credit hour internship to apply the skills you have acquired from your course work. This internship can be completed at various organizations or academic institutions willing to affiliate with Ohio State’s Division of Dental Hygiene and will give you experience in teaching, curriculum development, administration and/or other faculty roles.

Master’s Thesis

To receive your master’s degree, you must write and defend a thesis under graduate faculty supervision. The purpose of the thesis is to show evidence of your ability to collect and evaluate information, and then to critically analyze theories in your chosen area of interest. You will be required to be on campus for your thesis defense. We strongly encourage you to prepare and submit at least one publication-ready manuscript based on your thesis research.