Industrial Hygiene

The Industrial Hygiene program focuses on the health and safety of people at work, the community at large, and the environment. Specific concerns are with the recognition, evaluation, and control of potential workplace hazards, including chemical, physical, and biological agents.

The Industrial Hygiene Master’s (MS and MPH) programs are accredited through 2026 by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accreditation is an important element of the program because it ensures applicants that the program is of high quality and that their education will prepare them for future employment and certification.

The importance of the field of Industrial Hygiene has grown rapidly in recent years as society increasingly recognizes the need to maintain healthy and safe work environments. Exciting and valuable career opportunities exist for well-qualified practitioners and researchers in industry, government organizations, and academic and research institutions. Read “What is an Industrial Hygienist?” for more information.

MPH, MS, or PhD degrees are available in Industrial Hygiene. See the tabs below to further explore these options.

Why Minnesota?

  • Atmosphere: Excellent laboratory facilities with access to the latest industrial hygiene instrumentation.
  • Scholarly environment: Faculty members who are internationally recognized leaders in the Industrial Hygiene field
  • Well-connected: Energetic and highly supportive network of Industrial Hygiene program alumni and friends.
  • Opportunities: Traineeships that cover tuition and fees for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, plus many opportunities for paid internships and post-graduation employment in the Twin Cities.
  • Accredited: ABET accreditation for the Industrial Hygiene program

Application Deadline

Scholarship Consideration Deadline: December 1
Final Deadline: June 15

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Sergio Arce


Sergio Arce (MS ’15) is an industrial hygienist with 3M.

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