Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

Program Accreditation and Assessment


The Mission of the Master of Science in Occupational Health degree Industrial Hygiene program (MSOH-IH) at the University of Toledo is to provide education, conduct research and render service to improve and maintain the quality of life of the public by emphasizing occupational health and well-being and the prevention of injury and illness.

In support of its mission, the MSOH-IH  program has these goals:

  • To develop, deliver and evaluate a curriculum that integrates practical aspects of occupational health
  • To design, conduct, interpret, critique and disseminate basic and applied research in occupational health
  • To engage in activities related to occupational health that are designed to benefit various populations and organizations
Program Educational Objectives

The primary goal of the MSOH -IH is to provide education and training to students and members of the public for the purpose of increasing their knowledge, comprehension, skills, and attitudes essential to the advancement of occupational health science and practice.

The MSOH -IH has three Program Educational Objectives:

  • All graduates are expected to be qualified to practice comprehensive industrial hygiene.
  • Most graduates are expected to practice in the field of industrial hygiene or related areas of environmental and/or occupational health and safety and to meet the relevant and appropriate needs of their employers.
  • Most graduates who pursue applicable certification (i.e., CIH, CSP, CHMM) in occupational health and safety will pass.
Student Outcomes
  • Explain fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health.
  • Interpret and apply applicable occupational and environmental regulations.
  • Identify agents, factors, and stressors generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and/or processes.
  • Examine qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stressors.
  • Examine the physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body.
  • Assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry.
  • Calculate, interpret, and apply statistical and epidemiological data.
  • Recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment controls and/or other interventions to reduce or eliminate hazards.
  • Analyze and interpret data, whether from original research or other published sources.
  • Construct scientific and technical summaries and reports.
  • Implement business and managerial practices focusing on project and program management.
  • Explain the necessity of teamwork among management, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, environmental specialists, engineers, and clinicians (i.e., occupational health physicians and nurses).
  • Discuss the importance of appropriate ethical performance and practice.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to attain recognized professional certification.

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Last Updated: 6/27/22