This program is designed for students who have completed an accredited dental hygiene program at another educational institution and desire to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree.

Formal applications for admission to this program must be submitted by Feb. 1 for the class beginning in August of each year. The program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Basic requirements and credentials for admission are all of the following:

  1. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.
  2. Results and successful completion of the National Board Examination for dental hygiene.
  3. High school transcripts.
  4. Complete college transcripts.
  5. Satisfactory grade point average.
  6. Application for admission to UMKC.
  7. Supplemental application for admission to the Division of Dental Hygiene.
  8. Three reference forms (including one from the director of the accredited dental hygiene program attended).
  9. An interview with the admissions committee
  10. An admissions narrative