Industrial Hygiene

Every occupation involves some exposure to health risks. Whether in an office or on a construction site, hazards that can threaten workers’ lives or well-being need to be anticipated, recognized, evaluated and controlled—which is what an industrial hygienist is trained to do.

The field of industrial hygiene (IH) gained momentum with the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970. Since then, demand for industrial hygienists has continued to grow, making this an excellent choice for a rewarding career in either the public or private sector.

Funding from the Heartland Center – we’ll help pay for your graduate degree.

All students admitted to a Heartland Center training program are automatically considered for funding.

Support may be in the form of full or partial tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Heartland Center funding is for U.S. citizens only.

Training Program Requirements

Students interested in the IH training program and in receiving the funding offered by the Heartland Center must enroll in one of the following degree programs:

Not only will you take courses and receive hands-on instruction on all types of occupational health hazards that industrial hygienists are responsible for; your studies will also cover safety, ergonomics, environmental health, toxicology, epidemiology and statistics.

If you satisfy the IH degree requirements, you also satisfy the training program requirements.

For more information, visit the IH Program's website.

Admissions Requirements for MS/PhD in Industrial Hygiene

For more information contact:

David Asa, Academic Program Coordinator
Email: david-asa@uiowa.edu
319.335.4558