The Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) degree program has detailed programmatic educational objectives for each emphasis (industrial hygiene, industrial hygiene hazardous substance training, ergonomics, safety science, occupational injury prevention, and general health). 

These programs also have major components in, and collaborative relationships with, the University of Utah’s departments of mechanical engineering, internal medicine, and the College of Mines. This hierarchy introduces many levels of educational objectives. It also translates into a constant, multi-faceted evaluation of the program’s success and its ability to attain the desired outcomes. The MSOH degree can typically be completed in one and a half to two years and requires a research-based master’s thesis or project. Full time students may receive full or partial NIOSH stipend support. With stipends, the University of Utah may also include some tuition assistance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree with at least 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours), including 68 or more semester hours of technical courses
  • Prior coursework in chemistry, physical sciences, biological sciences, and mathematics (at least through college algebra, preferably through calculus)
  • A cumulative GPA in prior education programs of at least 3.0
  • An acceptable score from graduate record exam (GRE)