Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
The Johns Hopkins OEH master’s program is administratively transitioning to the Whiting School of Engineering, and the degree name has changed from Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) to Master of Science (MS). For application instructions and additional degree information, please contact Carla Reinhard.
How to Apply
Important information about the application process for this degree program.
The Master of Science (MS) in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene—a professional degree—is designed to prepare students to become leading health professionals capable of addressing problems in environmental and occupational settings. Training covers principles of risk analysis and management in the workplace and the general environment. The programs include coursework in the following areas: toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational health, occupational and environmental hygiene, air pollution, environmental sampling techniques, program management and risk analysis.
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.
Graduates serve in leadership roles for major professional organizations and hold high-level corporate and governmental positions. Some of our graduates are employed in consulting, private industry, government/military and academia. Program graduates are also prepared to pursue doctoral studies in environmental health sciences.