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Program Educational Objectives- The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards.
- Recognize the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.
- Develop, coordinate and / or participate on multidisciplinary teams to protect people, property, and the environment.
- Recognize the importance of life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline-specific technical competencies and effectiveness.
- Identify and evaluate agents, stressors, and work practices that impact occupational and non-occupational settings.
- Collect and analyze data using valid scientific qualitative and quantitative methods and procedures.
- Recommend and evaluate hazard mitigation strategies.
Additionally, graduates with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene will demonstrate the following specific program outcomes:
- Apply basic skills in developing sampling strategy, sampling methods, and use of control measures.
- Design a hygiene program that mitigates chemical, biological, and physical hazards.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret data using qualitative and quantitative methods of hazard assessment.
- Identify and evaluate agents and stressors in occupational and non-occupational settings.
- Apply techniques of using instrumentation to discover / identify hazards, prioritizing, and implementation for strategies to control or minimize the risks of exposure.
- Evaluate the most appropriate level of protection that considers the degree of hazard, concentration of chemical and nature of the toxicity.
Students are admitted into one of two Areas based upon an evaluation of their education and professional certification at the time of application. Once admitted into an Area, students may not change Areas without applying for a change of degree program through the Graduate School and being approved by Safety Sciences.
Admission requirements for both Areas include possession of a bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited University with a GPA of 3.00 or higher, completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and one semester of each of the following course work with a grade of “C” or better for each:
- Organic chemistry
- Mammalian or Human physiology
Additional requirements by Area are as follows:
Area: Professional Certification - Possession of any of the following designations or certifications: Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Area: Foundation - One semester of each of the following courses with the grade of “C” or better for each:
- Chemistry and Physics (one must have a lab)
- College algebra or higher level math
Applicant must also submit an essay of at least 1100 words that demonstrates writing skills. Essay should describe the applicant’s work experiences, describe why they are seeking the MS IH, and how it relates to their future career goals. Applicants will not be admitted without the essay. Students must complete SAFE 5100 prior to or concurrent with SAFE 5140 . Students must complete SAFE 5140 , SAFE 5200 , and SAFE 5210 before they may enroll in any additional 5000 or 6000 level courses.
Applicants that do not meet all of the above-referenced requirements may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who already hold an earned MS degree from a regionally accredited university are not required to take the GRE.