Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

Career & Internship Opportunities

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:

  • Insurance agencies                                                                                                         
  • Manufacturing and service industries
  • Health care organizations
  • Labor unions
  • Academic institutions
  • Consulting firms
  • Public utilities
  • Governmental agencies

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. Based on a 2019 AIHA compensation survey, the average salary with less than five years in the profession and a MS degree in our field was $77,000.




MSOH-IH students without practical experience in industrial hygiene are required to complete an internship. Many students are offered positions by their internship employers. Internship sites have included:

  • ProMedica
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • US Public Health Service Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program
  • City of Toledo
  • University of Toledo Environmental Health and Radiation Safety                       
  • BP
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • DTE Energy
  • Owens-Illinois
  • John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center



Last Updated: 2/28/22