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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Environmental & Industrial Hygiene

Master's of Science in Environmental & Industrial Hygiene

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The Environmental and Industrial Hygiene division in the Department of Environmental Health offers MS degrees in four programs:



These academic programs are designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions with industry, labor organizations or government, or to enhance and established career. As graduates advance to roles of substantial responsibility they are required to understand the conduct of research and interpretation of data: therefore, our MS program includes a research thesis.

These programs are components of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-supported Education and Research Center (ERC) at the University of Cincinnati. The MS programs in Industrial Hygiene and Hazardous Substances include course work that has been accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

For each of the programs offered in the division, students are expected to register for at least 15 credit hours each quarter. The standard tuition allows up to 19 credits per quarter. An acceptable Master’s thesis demonstrating critical judgment is required. Upon acceptance of a research proposal by the degrees committee, the thesis is performed under the guidance of the appointed committee. While working on the thesis, the student may sign up for thesis credits, up to 15 credit hours per quarter. Students receiving financial assistance must maintain satisfactory progress towards the degree. All requirements must be completed within 7 years of entry to candidacy; a student no longer in residence at the University must register for one graduate credit in the Autumn quarter. Financial support for qualifying students is available from the ERC and from the University of Cincinnati.

MS Industrial Hygiene (IH)

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MS Occupational Ergonomics (OE) Concentration

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MS Biological Monitoring Concentration

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MS Hazardous Substances Concentration

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