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Note: These requirements are in addition to the general admissions requirements above.
- Have a good undergraduate academic performance record in a relevant discipline – preferably science or engineering, but other disciplines will not be excluded.
- For applicants without occupational/industrial hygiene work experience, undergraduate coursework is required in four subjects for admission: human biology, organic chemistry, physics, and college-level mathematics. For applicants with occupational/industrial hygiene work experience, undergraduate coursework in at least three of these subjects is required.
- Complementary courses in non-science disciplines (e.g. social sciences, languages, etc.) to demonstrate a well-rounded education.
- A clear motivation toward occupational and environmental health as demonstrated by their written statement.
- Success in prior occupational/industrial hygiene-related work is considered as a strong factor favoring admission.
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.