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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Dental Emphasis with a Dental Public Health Residency, MPH and Graduate Certificate

Master of Public Health [Dental Emphasis] with a Dental Public Health Residency Certificate Program

A.T. Still University’s College of Graduate Health Studies sponsors a full-time, 25-month completely online residency program in Dental Public Health. This new residency program provides a formal training opportunity for dentists planning careers in dental public health.

During this program, residents learn about the fundamental principles of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare policy and management, behavioral sciences, and environmental health with an emphasis on oral health and dentistry-related issues. They also receive training in the 10 dental public health competencies outlined by the American Board of Dental Public Health. In addition, the program provides residents with a field experience opportunity as well as instruction in essentials of scientific research.

Program graduates receive a Master of Public Health (dental emphasis) and a Dental Public Health Residency Certificate, and are qualified educationally to apply for examination by the American Board of Dental Public Health for specialty certification.

Length of Program

The Dental Public Health Residency program is a 25 month program consisting of 51 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due the first day of class. The tuition due each semester is based on the credit hours being taken by the student during that specific semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$740 per credit hour $32 per credit hour


Students in the Dental Public Health Residency Program complete the same core courses that appear under the Master of Public Health with dental emphasis curriculum section . In addition to those 13 core courses, Dental Public Health Residency students must also complete three research courses, Research II, Research III, and Research IV.


Descriptions and Credit Values