UToledo's master's program in occupational health-industrial hygiene is one of 23 ABET-ANSAC accredited master’s programs in the U.S. and the only industrial hygiene program in northern Ohio.
Occupational health and industrial hygiene professionals are trained to protect the health of workers. They anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control workplace hazards.
Build a solid foundation in the field or expand your knowledge — and increase your earning potential — with a master’s degree in occupational health-industrial hygiene from The University of Toledo.
UToledo’s M.S.O.H.-I.H. program is accredited by ABET and ANSAC. Our curriculum prepares graduate students for applicable certification examinations, such as the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) exams.
The program is supported by a Training Project Grant awarded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).?Qualified students in the M.S.O.H.-I.H. program are eligible to apply for a NIOSH traineeship, which may provide partial tuition support.
UToledo's graduate program is administered by the School of Population Health within the College of Health and Human Services on UToledo's Health Science Campus.
Flexible scheduling. UToledo's occupational health master's program works for employed professionals. We offer evening and weekend classes. Enroll full time or part time.
Certified instructors. All primary faculty members are certified industrial hygienists.
Learn by doing. Our industrial hygiene students receive comprehensive, hands-on training with monitoring instrumentation. Those who don't have previous experience in the field can perform paid internships to gain real-world experience.
Nationally recognized program. UToledo's master's degree program is recognized as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NIOSH training program. It has received a grant as part of the Healthy People initiative. Scholarships funded by the grant are available to students.
The U.S. Navy has supported several students with full tuition and living expenses to complete the M.S.O.H. and become industrial hygiene officers.
Good prep for certification exams. Our graduate students are well prepared for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene CIH and Board of Certified Safety Professionals CSP examinations.
High earning potential. The median annual salary for someone with less than five years in the profession is $70,000 (source: 2015 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) survey). Those with CIH and CSP credentials earn more through the course of their career.
Graduates of UToledo's occupational health-industrial hygiene master's program are qualified for entry- and upper-level positions in occupational health and industrial hygiene. They are employed as environmental, health and safety professionals in northwest Ohio and beyond by:
UToledo's master's program curriculum keeps up with the latest trends and developments in the field of industrial hygiene and occupational health. Hands-on courses utilize state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate chemical, physical or biological agents. Every student must complete a thesis or scholarly project.
Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene Master's Degree Sample Courses
UToledo master's students without practical, industrial-hygiene experience are required to complete an internship. Many are offered positions by their internship employers.
Internship sites have included:
Faculty in UToledo’s occupational health-industrial hygiene master’s program perform research related to exposure and risk assessment of chemical and physical agents. Our research is currently evaluating whether microcystin is present in the air when algal blooms are on Lake Erie and whether algal blooms increase the risk of inhalation exposure to microcystin.
Students collaborate on research projects with faculty and apply traditional industrial-hygiene sampling methods to a variety of occupational settings to evaluate hazards. Students have completed theses or projects on a variety of topics that are often presented at the national American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce).
Recent presentations or theses have included: