Online Master of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene (IHYQ) 2015-16

The online MPH degree in Industrial Hygiene is specifically designed for the working professional who wants to advance his/her career. All courses for this degree are online and have the same richness and rigor as our on-campus classes. The mandatory internship may be conducted at the professional's workplace, but the activities during the internship must be differentiated from routine work activities and be properly supervised and documented.   

The industrial hygiene program is designed to develop the students' understanding of the interrelationships between the basic sciences and the causes and prevention of occupational related diseases.  Graduates of the program will be capable of developing systematic approaches to identifying and controlling problems in industrial hygiene, designing and implementing research programs to measure the level of work exposure to hazardous agents, and instituting necessary control measures.

Curriculum for Industrial Hygiene: Students must complete the basic MPH core (17 credit hours) and an additional 26 credit hours of course work.  Included in the curriculum is a three-month internship in which principles learned in the classroom are put into practice.  These are generally paid positions in industry.  More than 60 industries nationwide have participated in this program.

Coursework   Credit Hours
MPH Core   17
BST 601Q Biostatistics I 4
ENH 611Q Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment 3
EPI 600Q Introduction to Epidemiology 3
HB 600Q Social and Behavioral Science Core 3
HCO 600Q Introduction to Public Health Systems and Population-Based Health Programs                                                     3
PUH 695Q The Public Health Integrative Experience 1
Departmental Track Requirements 20
ENH 612Q Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks  3
ENH 621Q Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3
ENH 624Q Control of Occupational Hygiene 2
ENH 625Q Industrial Hygiene Case Studies 2
ENH 626Q Physical Agents 2
ENH 650Q Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases 3
ENH 661Q Air Sampling and Analysis 2
ENH 670Q Fundamentals of Occupational Safety 3
School Wide Requirements    3
PUH 690Q or GRD 727Q Writing & Reviewing Research 3
Internship    3
 ENH 697Q Internship  3
    Total 43