Every occupation involves some exposure to health risks. Whether in an office or on a construction site, hazards that can threaten workers’ lives or well-being need to be anticipated, recognized, evaluated and controlled—which is what an industrial hygienist is trained to do.
The field of industrial hygiene (IH) gained momentum with the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970. Since then, demand for industrial hygienists has continued to grow, making this an excellent choice for a rewarding career in either the public or private sector.
Funding from the Heartland Center – we’ll help pay for your graduate degree.
All students admitted to a Heartland Center training program are automatically considered for funding.
Financial support typically consists of fully paid tuition and a monthly stipend.
Heartland Center funding is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
Training Program Requirements
Students interested in the IH training program and in receiving the funding offered by the Heartland Center must enroll in one of the following degree programs:
PhD students must complete the requirements for the PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health along with the following courses:
IH PhD Training Program required courses
|OEH:6420||Methods in Exposure Science||3 s.h.|
|OEH:6440||Control of Occupational Hazards||3 s.h.|
|OEH:6450||Aerosol Technology||3 s.h.|
|OEH:6460||Quantitative Exposure Assessment||3 s.h.|
|OEH:6710||Human Toxicology and Risk Assessment||3 s.h.|
|STAT:6516||Design of Experiments||3 s.h.|
Not only will you take courses and receive hands-on instruction on all types of occupational health hazards that industrial hygienists are responsible for; your studies will also cover safety, ergonomics, environmental health, toxicology, epidemiology and statistics.
For more information, visit the IH Program’s website.
Admissions Requirements for MS in Industrial Hygiene and PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health:
For more information contact:
Brianne Schwarz, Graduate Program Coordinator