1. How do I apply for the EDHP program?
  2. How do I track my admission status?
  3. Is there an entrance exam requirement?
  4. What are the required documents I need to submit with my application?
  5. How do I submit my required documents such as; letters of reference, statement of purpose and my resume or curriculum vitae?
  6. What do I submit if I am a practicing dental hygienist?
  7. Do I have to complete a thesis?
  8. What are my degree options?
  9. What are the course descriptions for each course?
  10. Are there fee and tuition estimates?
  11. How can I request more information?
  12. What tools do I need to successfully participate in online classes?
  13. What are the requirements for students whose native language is not English?
  14. How do I know if I am exempt from the English proficiency requirements for admission?
  15. Will I earn an Aggie Ring?
  16. Why choose online education?
  17. How do I know if I am ready for an online program?

How do I apply for the EDHP program?
Students must follow the graduate admission standards that are set by Texas A&M University. Review the admission criteria.

How do I track my admission status?
After submitting your application you will receive an email with your Universal Identification Number (UIN) and instructions to access the Applicant Information System (AIS). Check AIS regularly to ensure all documents have been received.

  • Allow two to three weeks to process each document submitted via the preferred method.
  • Documents submitted within one month of the deadline or submitted using a non-preferred method may not be noted as received until after the deadline.
  • Bring any discrepancies regarding your information to our attention immediately via "Contact Us" on AIS.
  • Your admission decision will be posted on the Applicant Information System (AIS).

Is there an entrance exam requirement?
Yes, all students must have an entrance exam. For students who have already completed an entrance exam for their primary program of study (i.e. DAT, MCAT) the GRE is not needed. Students who must take the GRE, must score a minimum of 146 (400 on the old scale) in the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections. Students must also score a minimum of 4 in the Analytical writing section. Applicants who possess terminal degrees (MS, MD, DDS, etc.) do not need to complete an entrance exam.

What are the required documents I need to submit with my application?
The list of required documents can be reviewed online under the Required Documents section. There are also additional documents the EDHP program requests. Review the list of items also required for admissions under the Department-Specific Required Documents section. In addition to the documents listed under the Required Documents and Department-Specific Required Documents sections, we will also need proof of your professional and educational abilities (i.e. residency, fellowship, coursework in the United States, etc.) as well as terminal degrees.

How do I submit my required documents such as letters of reference, statement of purpose and my resume or curriculum vitae?
Students will complete the statement of purpose on their ApplyTexas application. Applicants will need to utilize the Applicant Information System (AIS) to upload a resume or curriculum vitae. Letters of reference will also be communicated through AIS. Specifically, an applicant will provide emails of the three individuals who have been identified to provide a reference.

What do I submit if I am a practicing dental hygienist?
All dental hygienist applying must submit the following documentation in addition to the other documents listed. You may upload the scanned documents to the Applicant Information System (AIS).

  1. Scores from the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination
  2. Copy of Dental Hygiene license from any U.S. state

Note: You must have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program in the United States or Canada. If you are unsure your program meets this requirement, you can search your allied program through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website under the Find a Program tab.

Do I have to complete a thesis?
No, students can choose a thesis track or a non-thesis track. The non-thesis track requires students to complete a project. For more information, review the Thesis vs. Project track page.

What are my degree options?
Students may pick a 36 hour non-thesis track that requires a project or they can complete 34 hours with a thesis. However, all students must complete the 14 credit hours of the Core Education Curriculum. A full review of the EDHP curriculum.

What are the course descriptions for each course?
View all course descriptions.

Are there fee and tuition estimates?
Yes, applicants can view a tuition and fees table for residents and non-residents online.

How can I request more information?
Request more information through our online form.

What tools do I need to successfully participate in online classes?
Our courses are taught using the learning management system eCampus (or Blackboard). eCampus will work with multiple browsers. Run a browser check to ensure eCampus will support your browser and operating system.

What are the requirements for master's and certificate applicants whose native language is not English?
All applicants who are foreign students whose native language is not English must have a score of at least 550 paper-based, 250 computer-based or 100 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination. A minimum score of 26 is required on the speaking component of the internet-based TOEFL examination.

How do I know if I am exempt from the English proficiency requirements for admission for the masters and certificate?
All applicants who are citizens of the following countries will be exempt from the English proficiency requirement for admission: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman  Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Trust

Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for GRE and TOEFL score reporting is 6003 (Not Texas A&M University Central Texas. That is a separate institution.) Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may help the university locate your official test scores and are therefore useful when the application is processed.

You may verify receipt of your official scores by contacting the Office of Admissions at the address below (email is preferred). You will need to include your name (as given on test), date of birth, Universal Identification Number (UIN), type of test, date test was taken and date you requested the scores be sent to Texas A&M University.

Will I earn an Aggie Ring?

Yes, EDHP students are eligible for an Aggie Ring. However, the track you pick will determine the criteria. A master's student completing a thesis will be eligible when they have defended their thesis. Due to ordering deadlines, you may order your ring at the beginning of the semester in which you will graduate. Your records will be reviewed prior to Aggie Ring Day to verify you have defended your thesis. If your records indicate that you have not defended your thesis prior to Aggie Ring Day, your ring will be held until all qualifications have been met. A master's student completing the non-thesis track will be eligible for an an Aggie Ring if they have completed 75 percent of the coursework required for their degree. Your degree plan must be on file with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies in the Document Processing Submission System (DPSS).

For more Aggie Ring information, visit The Association of Former Students website

Why choose online education?

Distance education provides students with a flexible schedule. This allows students to work full time while continuing their education. Students generally save money and time by not commuting to and from campus. Distance education is student-centered learning that translates into greater student interactivity and engagement.

How do I know if I am ready for an online program?

Many perspective students are unsure if they are ready for an online program. Utilize the self assessments below to determine if online education is right for you. Contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

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