Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

NIOSH Training Program Grant

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) is a division of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NIOSH vision is simple: Safer, Healthier Workers.

NIOSH was established in 1970 by the Occupational Safety and Health Act as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces.

Work-related injuries and illnesses have a significant public health impact, and part of NIOSH’s mission is to train the next generation of occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners and researchers. The National Assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health WorkforceCdc-pdf (released in 2011) documents a significant shortfall in the supply of trained OSH professionals to meet current and future demand in the United States. The report provides evidence of the continued need to support OSH training and education in the core and allied OSH disciplines.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 mandates that NIOSH provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. NIOSH supported Training Project Grants (TPGs) have a key role in helping meet this mandate and contribute to the Institute’s core mission of providing national and world leadership to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries.

In the past three years (2016-2018), 15 full and part-time MSOH-IH students have received full or partial NIOSH TPG scholarship assistance.

To receive financial assistance from the NIOSH TPG, students must be admitted to the program, have a undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or have attained regular graduate admission status, are a US Citizen and complete the application. Find the application by clicking here. 


Last Updated: 7/10/19