The curriculum includes courses covering the properties, measurement, health effects, exposure prevention, and control technology for all types of harmful chemical, physical, and biological agents, and mechanical, psychosocial, and ergonomic factors. Also included are courses on toxicology, biostatistics, epidemiology, industrial hygiene chemistry, occupational safety, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene standards and regulations, environmental management, and risk assessment. The MS program includes a research based thesis or report and the Ph.D. and Dr. P.H. programs include a research thesis. The MPH program includes a summer internship in industry or related area. The internship is optional for MS candidates.
Plus 6 elective units from a list of five areas of focus: Hazardous Substances; Human Toxicology; Industrial Hygiene Chemistry; Industrial Hygiene Management/Policy; Safety and introductory lectures/course in Public Health
The M.S. and M.P.H. programs in Industrial Hygiene are fully accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Master’s graduates therefore qualify for 2 years of field experience towards the 5-year field experience requirement before being eligible to take the examination for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.