Occupational Hygiene - Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center

Occupational Hygiene

Peter C. Raynor, PhD, Program Director

The Occupational Hygiene (OccHyg) 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; and the potential health threats of these agents to the community and the environment.

The degree options for this program are a Master of Science (MS) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Hygiene. Learn more about the degrees.

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The Occupational Hygiene MS degree is accredited through 2026 by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET http://www.abet.org.


A major benefit of this program is the availability of financial support to cover eligible student tuition and fees through a training grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This financial support is determined annually based on federal budget appropriations. In addition, other funding sources may be available.