Industrial hygiene is defined by OSHA as the “science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community.”
This enormous field of study is a vital, growing part of the field of healthcare, and DFPM’s program was recently recognized as one of the premier locations for students interested in industrial hygiene studies.
MPH Online, a central hub for students interested in pursuing public health careers, regularly ranks programs across the United States. In ranking Industrial Hygiene degree programs, the group evaluated programs on accreditation status, alumni salary, program cost, and reputation. In the group’s most recent rankings, University of Utah achieved a third-tier spot, coming in just after the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota’s programs. This ranking reflects the excellence of training to be had in OEH’s Industrial Hygiene program and sets aside the program as the best in the western United States, with programs from neighboring areas such as Texas, Washington, and Arizona ranking lower on the list.