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MS Environmental Health & Safety

Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety


Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety is an interdepartmental program leading to an M.S. degree in Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety is offered through a cooperative arrangement between the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Department of Industrial Engineering.

The interdepartmental program provides graduate level study to qualified students who are interested in one or more areas of Environmental or Occupational Health and Safety, such as
  • Occupational Safety,
  • Industrial Hygiene,
  • Industrial Toxicology,
  • Environmental and/or Public Health,
  • Epidemiology,
  • Biostatistics,
  • Ergonomics,
  • Occupational and Preventive Medicine.

The program consists of core courses which are supplemented by appropriate electives in an area of concentration or emphasis.
  • The core of 18 credits is chosen from the following (or equivalent as approved by the program committee):
EPH 501: Medical Biostatistics I (or equivalent) 3 credits
EPH 521: Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 credits
IEN 551: Accident Prevention Systems 3 credits
IEN 558: Industrial Hygiene I 3 credits
IEN 559: Industrial Hygiene II 3 credits
IEN 557: Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering 3 credits
IEN 657: Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3 credits
EPH: Epidemiology and Public Health Elective 3 credits
IEN 658: Ergonomics and Special Populations 3 credits

A thesis and a non-thesis option are available.

  • The non-thesis option consists of the core requirement plus 18 credits chosen from elective courses approved by a standing program committee.

  • The thesis option consists of the core requirement, credits chosen from elective courses, and six credits for the Masters thesis.

For further information, contact the Department of Industrial Engineering at 284-2367.



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