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About RDH to BSDH

Our program builds on the skill of the registered dental hygienist’s previous educational program. The BSDH expands on the RDH’s knowledge base to provide a means for continued advancement in the profession, career options in alternate settings, and meeting the necessary requirements for pursuing a graduate degree.


RDH to BSDH Program Details

RDH to BSDH Online Program at Wichita State University offers career options to registered hygienists seeking a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. The 32 credit hour program is completely online, is accessible 24 hours a day, and can be completed in as little as 15 months or up to six years of part-time study. Twenty-eight (28) hours of retroactive credit can be applied to the degree. 

In WSU's online RDH to BSDH program, Licensed Dental Hygienists are able to:

  • Take all dental hygiene courses online anytime, anywhere, full or part-time.
  • Complete your degree in as little as 15 months, or at your own pace.
  • Earn up to 28 hours of credit for prior coursework.
  • Pay in-state tuition.
  • Earn a credential (BSDH) that will qualify you to be a full-time dental hygiene educator.
  • Build an educational foundation for advanced degrees (MSDH, MPH, etc.)


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Application & Admission

Application Requirements
• Current Dental Hygiene License
• Associates degree in dental hygiene from regionally accredited school
• Cumulative GPA of 2.5

Apply Now: Wichita State University Application

Please note that when you are submitting your WSU Application, in the section listed Academic Interest you will select, Online-Only Pre-Dental Hygiene Completion.

The next step will be to email a copy of your dental hygiene license to Once you have been accepted into the program our online academic advisor will help you create an individualized plan of study.