Master of Public Health in Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene (AIHY) 2015-16

This track is designed specifically for and limited to graduates of undergraduate Industrial Hygiene programs financially supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Graduates of these programs have received basic courses from NIOSH, peer-reviewed and approved Industrial Hygiene curricula, and are qualified to practice Industrial Hygiene. The Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene will broaden the student's public health knowledge and skills while also preparing students to take leadership roles in Industrial Hygiene.

Admission:  Students who have graduated from a NIOSH funded and ABET accredited undergraduate Industrial Hygiene program and who meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.  ABET is the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology. Students without previous experience, but who have a strong commitment to occupational health and safety, may be admitted.  In addition to the general admissions requirements for the School of Public Health enrollees shall hold a baccalaureate degree based on a minimum of 120 semester hours or the equivalent that shall include 63 or more semester-hour credits in undergraduate or graduate-level courses in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, with at least 15 of those at the upper (junior, senior, or graduate) level and a minimum of 21 semester-hour credits, or the equivalent, in communications, humanities and social sciences.  Remedial courses, designed to remove deficiencies in the background of entering students, are inherently at a level lower than expected in college credit work.  Such courses, particularly in the areas of mathematics, basic science, and communications, cannot be used to meet the minimums in curricular content requirements.

Curriculum:  Students must complete the MPH Core (19 credit hours) and an additional 28 credit hours for a total of 47 credit hours. Included in the curriculum is a 3 credit hour (three-month, summer semester) internship and a 3 credit hour thesis/project requirement.  The internships are generally paid positions in industry or government. Flexibility is offered in the research experience to allow highly motivated students to graduate after 12 months of study.  

Credit Hours
MPH Core   17
BST 601 Biostatistics I
ENH 611 Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment
EPI 600 Introduction to Epidemiology
HB 600 Social and Behavioral Science Core
HCO 600 Introduction to Public Health Systems and Population-Based Health Programs
PUH 695 The Public Health Integrative Experience
Departmental Track Requirements
ENH 612 Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks 3
ENH 625 Industrial Hygiene Case Studies
ENH 650 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases
ENH 680 Field Interdisciplinary Studies
ENH 681 Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations
ENH 691 Current Topics in ENH Occupational Health & Safety
ENH 691 Current Topics in ENH Occupational Health & Safety 1
Departmental Research 3
ENH 699:  Masters Level Project Research 3
Departmental Electives
School Wide Requirements 3
PUH 690 or GRD 727  Writing & Reviewing Research 3
Internship   3
ENH 697 Internship 3
Total  45