Please Note: The Master of Science in Work Environment program is closed for new admissions at this time. Please consider the Master of Public Health program.
Learn to prevent illness and injury in the workplace. Recognizing, evaluating, controlling and preventing chemical, physical, biological and psychosocial hazards in the work environment are the focus of the Master's of Science in Work Environment, Occupational and Environmental Hygiene option.
You’ll have the tools to keep people healthy and productive at work. You’ll learn to diagnose exposure problems, develop sampling strategies and collect and measure samples to diagnose environmental risk factors that threaten worker health and safety. You’ll also study how to design and implement more sustainable production systems.
The Master of Science in Work Environment, Occupational and Environmental Hygiene option, is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This program can be completed in two years of full-time study (36 credits).
One semester of undergraduate math, biology, physics, and chemistry with a grade of C or better are required.
Students who graduate from this program are expected to be proficient in the areas below. These student outcomes represent key competencies for the masters level practitioner in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.
Students enrolled in Work Environment degree programs may be eligible for financial support through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Project Grant.