College of Health and Human Services

Master of Science in Occupational Health-
Industrial Hygiene

The School of Population Health offers a Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) degree, Industrial Hygiene major (IH).  The MSOH - IH program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - Applied Science Accreditation Commission. (ABET ASAC), ABET Inc., Baltimore, MD, 21202. In addition, the program is recognized as a CDC/NIOSH Training Program and has received a grant as part of the Healthy People initiative.

Through this grant, a few scholarships are available to new students. For more information on these scholarships, click here. Since 1988, over 150 students have graduated from the MSOH degree - IH program and four have graduated from the COH - IH program.

Industrial Hygiene professionals are involved in understanding and implementing scientific, technical, and regulatory aspects that focus on preventing and controlling workers' exposures to factors and agents that can cause them harm.

The profession focuses on prevention of exposure or occurrence and mitigation of factors and agents that contribute to worker harm, as work-related illnesses and injuries. 

The curriculum at the University of Toledo - Health Science Campus consists of advanced courses and research designed to prepare and qualify students for entry- and upper-level positions as Industrial Hygiene Specialists at governmental agencies, manufacturing and service industries, labor unions, consulting firms, insurance agencies, health care organizations, and academic institutions.

In addition, the curriculum will benefit those intending to eventually take applicable certification examinations, such as the American Board of Industrial Hygiene CIH and/or Board of Certified Safety Professionals CSP examinations. hard hat The comprehensive and flexible curriculum provides a solid foundation of information for students with limited or no background in Industrial Hygiene, while simultaneously offering students with professional experience the opportunity to expand their scope of knowledge and skills.

The program offers classes during evenings and weekends to facilitate graduate study for those engaged in full-time daily employment. The schedule also permits students without applicable practical experience to complete an internship.

Candidates for the MSOH degree may expand knowledge or specialize in an aspect of Industrial Hygiene via thesis research or a scholarly project in applied areas. The MSOH degree is awarded to candidates upon satisfactory completion of graduate coursework and a scholarly project or thesis.

Last Updated: 10/25/16