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Online MSPH-IH (Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene) Program

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What is the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene?

Our health is undeniably linked to the environments we live in — and we spend 30% of our lives at work. That’s why we need professionals who make sure health and safety are priorities in every workplace. Tulane University’s Online Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Industrial Hygiene will turn you into an expert who can analyze, predict, and preempt potential workplace hazards while balancing regulatory compliance and environmental health factors.

The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene examines workplace health and safety through a scientific lens, teaching you to leverage toxicology, data analysis, and epidemiology to create strategies that exceed basic safety regulations and protect workers’ health. By graduation, you will be equipped to improve the health and wellness of work environments anywhere, with research-backed and scientifically sound strategies that don’t react to hazards but prevent them entirely.

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Online MSPH in Industrial Hygiene at a Glance

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ABET Accredited Since ‘96

Our MSPH in Industrial Hygiene was one of the first programs of its kind to achieve ABET accreditation — a status we have maintained for more than 20 years.

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Path to the Industrial Hygienist Certification

When you graduate, you gain one year of credit toward the experience requirement for the board-certified industrial hygienist exam.

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Supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Our MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is supported by a training and education grant awarded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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Field-Tested, Experienced Faculty

Our faculty members leverage their extensive industry knowledge to give you real-world insight to better approach and adapt to current issues impacting the industry.

Interested in studying on our campus in New Orleans? Learn more about our on-ground programs on
the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine website.

Who should enroll in the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene program?

The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is ideal for any early- or mid-career public health and workplace safety professional who wants to advance their career by developing a more scientific, methodological approach to analyzing and preventing potential hazards in workplaces. Whether in a commercial or industrial setting, or in an academic research context, our graduates become leading public health experts with the research-backed, holistic perspective that creates healthier workspaces.

Program Benefits

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Learn From a Science-Based Approach

Through our scientific curriculum, you will learn how to analytically identify exposure, estimate risk, and inform control strategies.

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Find a Balance Between Safety and Efficiency

As a graduate, you will be able to thoughtfully balance both commercial and industry needs to ensure efficiency and profitability, without sacrificing worker safety and occupational compliance.

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Master Regulatory Compliance

Our curriculum emphasizes how regulatory compliance helps guide you toward healthier and safer workplaces.

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Communicate With Key Stakeholders

You will learn communication techniques that will allow you to more effectively present risk and compliance information to your peers and communities.

What You Will Learn

Over the course of our 47-credit curriculum, you will gain the knowledge and skills to analyze workplace conditions, identify potential hazards, and implement control strategies that protect workers and comply with local, state, and federal safety regulations. Through a science-based curriculum, you will learn how to leverage toxicology, epidemiology, and data analysis to protect workers from a range of potential hazards. As a graduate of the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene, you will be an experienced, analytical professional ready to improve workplace health and safety.

Upcoming Webinars

Inside the Online Environmental Health Classroom Experience
Wednesday February 8, 2023
07:00 pm CT
Tulane MPH – Practicum and Student Experience/Student Spotlight
Tuesday March 7, 2023
07:00 pm CT
Working in Environmental Health: Career Outcomes
Tuesday March 28, 2023
07:00 pm CT

Faculty

Our School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) faculty are well-rounded industry professionals who boast years of experience in a variety of public health disciplines and bring their real-word expertise into all of Tulane’s online public health programs. Here are a few of our esteemed faculty who teach across SPHTM online programs:

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Thomas J. Stranova, ScD, MHA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Prior to joining the Tulane faculty, Dr. Stranova held leadership positions with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Tulane University Hospital & Clinic. Dr. Stranova also has experience in health care policy, having spent several years as a policy analyst for Paralyzed Veterans of America, a non-profit advocacy group in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the organizational relationships, structures, and leadership of healthcare organizations, in particular academic teaching hospitals and their associated medical schools. More generally, Dr. Stranova’s interests lie in applying organizational theory and strategic management principles to strengthen both domestic and international healthcare systems, to improve the quality of healthcare provision, and to assist organizations in identifying strategies that will help reduce health disparities in the communities they serve. He served for several years as the school’s associate dean for admissions and student affairs.

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Mark J. Wilson, PhD, MSPH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Mark J. Wilson is a molecular toxicologist and industrial hygienist whose research focuses on the role that modifiable lifestyle factors, like obesity, play in increased sensitivity to the negative effects of occupational and environmental chemical exposures. Dr. Wilson is particularly involved in dietary and environmental exposure assessments using a community-based participatory research framework designed to identify priority exposure scenarios which are then explored using in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo bioassays.

The Growing Need for Public Health

With a scientific approach to workplace safety, plus the hands-on experience you will gain, you will graduate from Tulane as a qualified and resourceful industrial hygiene professional. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of health and safety engineers and occupational health and safety specialists to increase by at least 4% over the next eight years. With an MSPH in Industrial Hygiene, you will be ready for roles such as:

  • Director of occupational health and safety
  • Senior compliance consultant
  • Senior industrial hygienist
  • Environmental monitor
  • Regulatory affairs specialist

School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the No. 12 school of public health in the U.S. and the only combined school of its kind in the nation. The school has led the way in online public health education for the past two decades, having launched distance learning initiatives in 1994. Whether you focus on public health, industrial hygiene, health administration, or disaster management, you will benefit from a global lens and learn to promote health equity everywhere.

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Unlock opportunities in public and private sectors to define your career path.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to Covid-19, Fall 2021 Orientation will be held virtually. In future academic terms, students may be required to travel to New Orleans to participate in an in-person orientation, but Tulane will be monitoring health and safety conditions closely before making a determination.

Students enrolled in Tulane’s Online MPH, Online MHA, and Online MSPH programs may only take online courses at this time.

Yes! The Online MPH, Online MHA, and Online MSPH programs blend self-paced asynchronous coursework with live, synchronous sessions for discussions, case studies, and exercises that allow students to hone their acquired knowledge and skills.

All students are required to supply their own desktop or laptop computers throughout the program. Click here to review our detailed recommendations for technology. In addition, students who do not own a printer may want to consider purchasing a printer to produce hard copies of course materials.

With guidance from program faculty and staff, all Online MPH, Online MHA, and Online MSPH students will complete an Applied Practice Experience, such as a Practicum or Residency, prior to graduation.

Request Information

By providing my information and clicking the “Submit” button, I consent to be contacted via telephone (including a cell phone, if provided), email and text message about the program selected above and additional programs under the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.