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The Master of Science in Occupational Health with an emphasis in Industrial Hygiene (MSOH-IH) is accredited by the ANSAC Accreditation Commission of ABET

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.”

Within 3-5 years of graduation, graduates from the MSOH-IH program will:

  1. Engage with professional societies
  2. Apply skills to benefit the health and safety of workers and communities
  3. Recruit diverse individuals into the profession through outreach and mentorship
  4. Seek professional certification and recognition
  5. Engage in life-long learning
  6. Collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams
  7. Translate research into practice
  8. Demonstrate ethical principles
  9. Communicate with a broad range of audiences

Student Outcomes (SOs) describe “what students are expected to know and be able to do by
the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students
acquire as they progress through the program.”

Upon graduation, graduates from the MSOH-IH program will be able to:

  1. Anticipate, recognize and identify hazards based on fundamental principles, existing knowledge, and surveillance
  2. Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to assess exposure to occupational and environmental hazards
  3. Recommend solutions to occupational and environmental health and safety problems with consideration of the hierarchy of controls, regulations, scientific principles, effectiveness and feasibility
  4. Design and evaluate occupational and environmental health and safety management programs with consideration of regulations, continuous process improvement
  5. Articulate the value of occupational health and safety to organizations and workers
  6. Analyze and interpret diverse data related to occupational and environmental health and safety, including: exposure assessment data, epidemiologic data and experimental data
  7. Conduct applied research activities
  8. Communicate occupational and environmental health and safety information with technical competency to diverse audiences
  9. Engage in interdisciplinary teams to solve occupational and environmental health and safety problems
  10. Apply ethical principles to occupational and environmental health and safety problems, research and professional practice
Student enrollment and graduates from the MSOH-IH program: 2018-2023 (FT = full time; PT = part time)
Academic Year Fall Term Enrollment Year Fall Term Total Program Enrollment MSOH-IH Degrees Awarded

1st Year Students

2nd Year Students
22-23 FT 7 5 12 5
PT - - - -
21-22 FT 5 8 13 8
PT - - - -
20-21 FT 9 10 19 10
PT - - - -
19-20 FT 10 9 19 9
PT - - - -
18-19 FT 9 6 15 6
PT - - - -

Admitted students must hold an earned baccalaureate degree that prepares them to apply the basic principles of college-level mathematics, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, and biology. Exceptions may be admitted with an individually documented plan of study to compensate for any deficiencies.

Darrah Sleeth, PhD, MPH, CIH

Associate Professor