Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
How to Apply
Important information about the application process for this degree program.
Earning a master's degree in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene will provide students with the analytical and technical skills needed to identify and address environmental and/or occupational hazards in the workplace and surrounding community. The course of study will include risk analysis and management, environmental sampling techniques, air pollution, program management, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational health.
This program is part of the Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health (ERC) which is sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The Master of Science (MS) in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) and is designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) examination given by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
The MS OEH is flexible and can be customized to meet a variety of professional and career goals. Students may enroll in a full-time program or may select the part-time/online program. Both options confer the same degree and students must meet the same academic requirements.
Limited funding is available to support students in the professional MS Program.
Students and graduates work in consulting firms, private industry, military or governmental organizations and academia. Program graduates are also prepared to pursue doctoral studies in environmental health sciences. Graduates serve in leadership roles for major professional organizations and hold high-level corporate and governmental positions.