Industrial Hygiene Program



Are you interested in …challenges, cutting-edge research, multidisciplinary interactions, and being part of an environmental and occupational health and safety profession?

A career in Environmental / Occupational Safety & Health is for you!

Scholarships, Stipends & Tuition Support
Available for MPH, MSPH or PhD in Industrial Hygiene

NIOSH tuition support available to graduate students w/ US citizenship or residency

Information for â–º Prospective Students

  • Established in the UAB School of Medicine in 1975 as the Department of Public Health
  • Consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally in research funding from the National Institutes of Health
  • Strong collaboration with UAB School of Engineering & UAB School of Nursing
  • Ranked among the top 15% of US colleges and universities by The Princeton Review
  • Online courses!
  • Interdisciplinary interaction through field activities, shared courses and seminars
  • Students consistently receive awards from the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation, 3M, or ASSE
  • Internationally recognized faculty
  • One of only18 Education &Research Centers (ERCs) sponsored by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

MPH in Industrial Hygiene

  • MPH in in Industrial Hygiene- Accelerated Program. A 1-year program for students with an industrial hygiene undergraduate degree
  • MPH in Industrial Hygiene. 2-year program designed for students with science-related undergraduate degree.
  • MSPH in Industrial Hygiene. 2-year program for students wanted to specialize in a research track within the Industrial Hygiene field

    MPH in Occupational Health and Safety - Online Degree. Designed for working professionals who have a passion for making a difference, our on-line degree program lets you earn your degree while you continue in your career.

    PhD in Environmental. This doctoral program is for those who wish to pursue an academic or research career. There are 3 foci Environmental Health Sciences Research, Environmental Management and Industrial Hygiene.

Contact Julie Brown, MS, Director of Student Programs @ 205.975.8075 or OR Claudiu T. Lungu, PhD, Director of Industrial Hygiene program @ 205.934.2072 or

The Industrial Hygiene Program is a component of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. Our Center offers students rigorous studies to prepare for full interaction with other practitioners in planning, implementing and evaluating health and safety programs.