Master of Science (MS)

Occupational Hygiene MS

Occupational hygienists play a vital role in protecting workers, ensuring healthy and safe workplaces and communities. They safeguard against hazards like chemicals, physical risks, and biological agents.

Purpose-driven career opportunities await skilled practitioners and researchers in industry, government, academia, and research institutions. Learn more by reading, “What is an Occupational Hygienist?

Advantages of the Program

  • Funding opportunities. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can receive traineeships that cover tuition and fees for full- and part-time enrollment.
  • Connections. Strong relationships with industry partners such as 3M, Apple, Cummins, and Medtronic enhance the student experience through classroom instruction and support for field experiences.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. The 2,500 sq. ft. Occupational Hygiene Laboratory is well-equipped with the latest instruments and equipment necessary to learn sampling procedures and conduct research.
  • Supportive community. An energetic and highly supportive network of alumni and friends in a major metropolitan area lead to many opportunities for paid internships and post-graduation employment in the Twin Cities.

The Occupational Hygiene MS degree is accredited through 2026 by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accreditation is an important element of the program because it ensures a high-quality educational experience that prepares graduates for future employment and certification.

Application Deadline

Scholarship Deadline: December 1
Final Deadline: June 15

© 2015 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy Statement