Master of Science in Public Health Track in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) 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 full-time Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) Applied Science Accreditation Commission and is designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) examination given by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Limited funding is available to support students in the professional MSPH Program. However, it 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.
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.