Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Master of Science in Occupational Health : Industrial Hygiene

HISTORY AND MISSIONS

The Master of Science in Occupational Health degree Industrial Hygiene program (MSOH-IH) is administered by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine within the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the University of Toledo on the UT Health Science Campus.

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History

The Medical College of Ohio was created in December 1964 by the Ohio General Assembly and was comprised of four schools: the College of Medicine, the College of Graduate Studies, the College of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences. After years of inter-institutional planning, the Ohio Board of Regents granted approval on March 8, 1985 to the Medical College of Ohio to offer the Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene (MSIH) degree within the College of Health Sciences and the College of Graduate Studies.

The first class of MSIH students was admitted in the Fall Quarter of 1985. During May, 1991, a resolution was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents for change of the degree nomenclature to Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH).  The Industrial Hygiene program of the MSOH degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ABET ASAC). 

In July, 2005 the institution was renamed the Medical University of Ohio, and in July, 2006 the Medical University of Ohio merged with the University of Toledo and the campus formerly known as the Medical University of Ohio became the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo. 

At the time of this merger, the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and its programs were moved from under the College of Health Sciences to the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, where they remain today.

Missions

The Health Science Campus                                                                                                                                                                                                  The mission of the University of Toledo - Health Science Campus shall be the creation and maintenance of an academic environment that attracts the most highly qualified students and faculty, and fosters the pursuit of excellence in health education, research, and service.

College of Medicine and Life Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                 The mission of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences is to improve the quality of human life through education, research, and service related to health promotion and the prevention, treatment, and remediation of disease and disability. As a leader in allied health, the college is committed to excellence via continuous improvement involving the assessment of: learning by students and professionals; contributions to knowledge; and, service provided to the community of interest.

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
The mission of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo is to provide culturally inclusive world-class education, conduct research for discovery/engagement and render service to improve the health of the community by emphasizing prevention, healthy lifestyles and a safe environment.

The vision of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine is to continue to be an integral partner and a principal resource for the University community for the purpose of improving the human condition.

Last Updated: 3/22/15