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Degree Programs

Master of Science (MS) Degree in Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Health Sciences

The 48-credit hours MS program in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health Sciences will prepare professional practitioners to apply scientific knowledge to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental hazards or stresses affecting human health.

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health has been recognized as a national leader in industrial hygiene education. The Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has accredited the Master of Science (MS) in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health Sciences. ABET accreditation is the only program accreditation recognized by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and is the hallmark of excellence for industrial hygiene education. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is one of only twenty-two universities nationwide with an accredited graduate industrial hygiene program.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Environmental Health/Occupational Health

The MPH in Environmental Health is a 44-credit hours program. The program aims at preparing professionals work in federal, state, and local health departments, environmental protection agencies, hospitals, and public interest groups.

The MPH in Occupational Health is a 45-credit hours program. The program prepares occupational health professionals to recognize, assess, and control risks affecting workers' health.

The College of Public Health and the MPH program offered by the Department are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program may be completed by full or part-time students and is offered in Oklahoma City. Part of the required MPH curriculum can be taken in Tulsa.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

The PhD degree is a 90-credit hour, advanced, research-oriented degree program requiring in-depth study of and research in a specialty area within the broad field of occupational and environmental health.