College of Health and Human Services

Curriculum

Overview

The 40-hour curriculum 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.

The curriculum will benefit those intending to eventually take applicable certification examinations, such as the American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or Board of Certified Safety Professionals CSP examinations. 

The 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 evening courses typically meet every other week during the 15-week semester. Weekend courses meet on alternating weeks for eight Saturdays per course. The Program schedules are accommodating without sacrifice of academic quality and integrity.

The schedule also permits students without applicable practical experience to complete an internship.

Required courses

A minimum of 4 semesters is required to complete the MSOH degree as a full-time student. Time for completion for part-time students is likely a minimum of 2-3 years. The thesis or scholarly project may be completed part-time off-campus. The required courses are listed below.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course offe

PUBH 5020

Occupational Health

3

Fall

PUBH 5060

Occupational Safety

3

Fall

PUBH 5160

Environmental Health

3

Fall

PUBH 5260

Hazardous Materials & Emergency Response

3

Summer

PUBH 5310

Chemical Agents

3

Fall

PUBH 5410

Hazard Control

3

Spring

PUBH 5520

Biological Agents

3

Summer

PUBH 5620

Physical Agents

3

Spring

PUBH 5700

Risk Assessment

3

Summer

PUBH 6000

Biostatistics

3

Fall or Spring

PUBH 6010

Public Health Epidemiology

3

Fall or Spring

PUBH 6960

Internship (required if < 1-year experience)

3

Fall, Spring or Summer

PUBH 6990

Scholarly Project
or Thesis

4-8

Fall, Spring or Summer

Total hours

40

 

A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred from other accredited colleges/universities and applied toward the 40 credit hours of the MSOH degree at the University of Toledo - Health Science Campus, pending approval by the MSOH Program Director, Chairman of the School of Population Health, and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Follow this link for a sample plan of study for the MSOH-IH degree.

Last Updated: 1/7/19