Dental Public Health, MS

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • in-depth knowledge of the core concepts of public health, including those within the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral science, environmental health, and health care policy and management; and
  • in-depth knowledge of, and the ability to apply, the 10 competencies that define dental public health; manage oral health programs for population health; evaluate systems of care that impact oral health; demonstrate ethical decision-making in the practice of dental public health; design surveillance systems to measure oral health status and its determinants; communicate on oral and public health issues; lead collaborations on oral and public health issues; advocate for public health policy, legislation, and regulations to protect and promote the public’s oral health and overall health; critically appraise evidence to address oral and public health issues for individuals and populations; conduct research to address oral and public health problems; integrate the social determinants of health into dental public health practice; and critical thinking skills to develop and complete an evidenced-based research project as part of their master’s thesis.