Community Oral Health

Overview – Master in Community Oral Health

If you are interested in improving access to oral health care with a community-based approach, consider applying to the Online Masters Degree in Community Oral Health. This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for clinicians, educators and administrators who want to learn more on a wide variety of issues while focusing on the unique needs of community health programs.

  • We do not provide a stipend and this is not a clinical training program
  • We are accredited by WASC and UCAR
  • We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
For further questions, please contact our Admissions team.
Student TypeUS/International clinicians, educators and administrators
Required Work ExperienceBA/BS
Rolling AdmissionFall, Spring, Summer
Estimated Program Length**24 months**
Courses16 courses
Units26
Delivery Format(90%) online learning and (10%) educational activities
Typical Week2-3 weekly streaming video lectures, one live weekly video conference and online quizzes
Employment ImpactAbility to continue working full time with classes
On-Ground Bootcamp (summer only)Yes (1 week)
Capstone ProjectIncludes a practicum where the student develops a project within a community or organization. The program includes two elective tracks to respond to specific student’s interest:
Vulnerable populations and community health care and
Project Administration
Program Typepart time
Estimated Tuition*$1928 unit
**Following the approved program of study. Actual completion time may vary depending on the length of time required to complete your courses.
*adjusted annually

Curriculum

COH-701 Community Health Sciences (2 units)

COH-702 Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 units)

COH-703 Community Health Program Planning and Implementation (2 units)

COH-704 Environmental Health Sciences (3 units)

COH-705 Research and Biostatistics in Healthcare (2 units)

COH-706 Foundations and Strategies in Health Education (2 units)

Year 2

Overview – Certificate in Oral Health

If you are interested in improving access to oral health care with a community-based approach, consider applying to the Online Certificate in Community Oral Health. This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for clinicians, educators and administrators who want to learn more on a wide variety of issues while focusing on the unique needs of community health programs.

  • We do not provide a stipend and this is not a clinical training program
  • We are accredited by WASC and UCAR
  • We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
For further questions, please contact our Admissions team.
Student TypeUS/International clinicians, educators and administrators
Required Work ExperienceBA/BS
Rolling AdmissionSummer, Fall, Spring
Estimated Program Length**12 months
Courses6 courses
Units13
Delivery Format(90%) online learning and (10%) educational activities
Typical Week2-3 weekly streaming video lectures, one live weekly video conference and online quizzes
Employment ImpactAbility to continue working full time with classes
On-Ground Bootcamp (summer only)Yes (1 week)
Program Typepart time
Estimated Tuition*$1928 unit
**Following the approved program of study. Actual completion time may vary depending on the length of time required to complete your courses.
*adjusted annually

Curriculum

COH-701 Community Health Sciences (2 units)

COH-702 Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 units)

COH-703 Community Health Program Planning and Implementation (2 units)

COH-704 Environmental Health Sciences (3 units)

COH-705 Research and Biostatistics in Healthcare (2 units)

COH-706 Foundations and Strategies in Health Education (2 units)

Coming soon!

Limited Status Enrollment

The Limited Status Enrollment program is intended for individuals who wish to take a limited number of courses at USC without enrolling in a full program. Limited Status Students still have access to all the same resources that traditional, full-time students have; they’re able to interact with the cohort and join a collaborative learning experience. Becoming a Limited Status Student is the perfect way to see if a complete Master or Certificate program is a good fit!

Instructions to Register as a Limited Status Student:

  1. Contact us at ostrowon@usc.edu. We will provide further instructions on registering.
  2. Complete the Limited Status Registration Form.
  3. Submit the form and $100 processing fee to the Registrar One Stop Center in person or by mail.

If you are unable to submit the form in person, you may designate a representative to act on your behalf. Please contact ostrowon@usc.edu for specifics on the documentation needed to designate a representative.

If you wish to mail in your form, please include a copy of your driver’s license or passport. If you wish to mail your payment, please consider using certified mail.

Registrar One Stop Center
700 Childs Way, JHH 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0912
Phone: (213) 740-8500

Setting Up Your Account and Paying Fees:

Once we process your request, we will email you confirmation of your registration. To pay your tuition bill and to activate other student services, please view the post-registration instructions.

  • Financial Aid is not available for limited status students.

Overview – Master in Community Oral Health

If you are interested in improving access to oral health care with a community-based approach,
consider applying to the Online Masters Degree in Community Oral Health. This program is a unique and
innovative opportunity for clinicians, educators and administrators who want to learn more on a wide variety of
issues while focusing on the unique needs of community health programs.

  • We do not provide a stipend and this is not a clinical training program
  • We are accredited by WASC and UCAR
  • We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
For further questions, please contact our Admissions team.
Student TypeUS/International clinicians, educators and administrators
Required Work ExperienceBA/BS
Rolling AdmissionFall, Spring, Summer
Estimated Program Length**24 months**
Courses16 courses
Units26
Delivery Format(90%) online learning and (10%) educational activities
Typical Week2-3 weekly streaming video lectures, one live weekly video conference and online quizzes
Employment ImpactAbility to continue working full time with classes
On-Ground Bootcamp (summer only)Yes (1 week)
Capstone ProjectIncludes a practicum where the student develops a project within a community or organization. The program includes two elective tracks to respond to specific student’s interest:
Vulnerable populations and community health care and
Project Administration
Program Typepart time
Estimated Tuition*$1928 unit
**Following the approved program of study. Actual completion time may vary depending on the length of time required to complete your courses.
*adjusted annually

Curriculum

COH-701 Community Health Sciences (2 units)

COH-702 Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 units)

COH-703 Community Health Program Planning and Implementation (2 units)

COH-704 Environmental Health Sciences (3 units)

COH-705 Research and Biostatistics in Healthcare (2 units)

COH-706 Foundations and Strategies in Health Education (2 units)

COH-707 Epidemiology (2 units)

COH-708 Community Health Science Administration, assessment and evaluation (2 units)

Elective 1:

COH-709 Community Health Program Execution and Communication (1 unit)

COH-710 Health Assessment (1 unit)

COH-711 Practicum 1 (1 units)

COH-712 Practicum 2 (0.5 units)

COH-593a Capstone Project (2 units)

Elective 2:

COH-713 Health Education and Promotion (1 unit)

COH-714 Community Health Funding and Support (1 unit)

COH-593b Capstone Project (2 unit)

COH-717 Practicum 3 (0.5 units)

Elective 3:

COH-715 Community Health Practice Standards (1 unit)

COH-716 Healthcare communication technology (1 unit)

Overview – Certificate in Oral Health

If you are interested in improving access to oral health care with a community-based approach,
consider applying to the Online Certificate in Community Oral Health. This program is a unique and
innovative opportunity for clinicians, educators and administrators who want to learn more on a wide variety of issues
while focusing on the unique needs of community health programs.

  • We do not provide a stipend and this is not a clinical training program
  • We are accredited by WASC and UCAR
  • We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
For further questions, please contact our Admissions team.
Student TypeUS/International clinicians, educators and administrators
Required Work ExperienceBA/BS
Rolling AdmissionSummer, Fall, Spring
Estimated Program Length**12 months
Courses6 courses
Units13
Delivery Format(90%) online learning and (10%) educational activities
Typical Week2-3 weekly streaming video lectures, one live weekly video conference and online quizzes
Employment ImpactAbility to continue working full time with classes
On-Ground Bootcamp (summer only)Yes (1 week)
Program Typepart time
Estimated Tuition*$1928 unit
**Following the approved program of study. Actual completion time may vary depending on the length of time required to complete your courses.
*adjusted annually

Curriculum

COH-701 Community Health Sciences (2 units)

COH-702 Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 units)

COH-703 Community Health Program Planning and Implementation (2 units)

COH-704 Environmental Health Sciences (3 units)

COH-705 Research and Biostatistics in Healthcare (2 units)

COH-706 Foundations and Strategies in Health Education (2 units)

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Limited Status Enrollment

The Limited Status Enrollment program is intended for individuals who wish to take a limited number of courses at USC without enrolling in a full program. Limited Status Students still have access to all the same resources that traditional, full-time students have; they’re able to interact with the cohort and join a collaborative learning experience. Becoming a Limited Status Student is the perfect way to see if a complete Master or Certificate program is a good fit!

Instructions to Register as a Limited Status Student:

  1. Contact us at ostrowon@usc.edu. We will provide further instructions on registering.
  2. Complete the Limited Status Registration Form.
  3. Submit the form and $100 processing fee to the Registrar One Stop Center in person or by mail.

If you are unable to submit the form in person, you may designate a representative to act on your behalf. Please contact ostrowon@usc.edu for specifics on the documentation needed to designate a representative.

If you wish to mail in your form, please include a copy of your driver’s license or passport. If you wish to mail your payment, please consider using certified mail.

Registrar One Stop Center
700 Childs Way, JHH 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0912
Phone: (213) 740-8500

Setting Up Your Account and Paying Fees:

Once we process your request, we will email you confirmation of your registration. To pay your tuition bill and to activate other student services, please view the post-registration instructions.

  • Financial Aid is not available for limited status students.

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