Occupational and Environmental Health Science Graduate Program
Students in the Occupational and Environmental Health Science program get broad training in identifying, assessing and controlling environmental factors that threaten the health and well being of workers, the community and the environment. At the Masters level all students take a core curriculum of basic sciences related to occupational and environmental health and pursue further coursework and research depending on their particular area of interest. We have two videos about studying OEHS at Purdue that you can watch. One has questions and answers from the faculty, and the other has comments from students.
Because we are ABET accredited at the graduate and undergraduate level, we are featuring a Webinar in partnership with ABET and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that promotes Prevention through Design (PtD) as a learning objective not only for our program but for universities as a whole who are ABET or wish to become ABET accredited. Please view the ABET/NIOSH/Purdue/PtD Webinar below for this 45 minute presentation. We hope you will find it useful as it features some our PtD research in our Occupational and Environmental Health Science Graduate Program.
The School of Health Sciences has two main options for the Master's Degree in Occupational and Environmental Health Science: (1) Master's with thesis and (2) Master's by coursework (without thesis). The core coursework and additional details of the requirements for these M.S. degrees are available for the Thesis and Coursework programs.
The Occupational and Environmental Health Science Masters Degree (thesis and non-thesis) is ABET-accredited under the ABET criteria for Industrial Hygiene and Similarly Named Programs.
Students seeking a Ph.D. in Occupational and Environmental Health Science complete a core curriculum and then pursue additional coursework and research related to their area of specialization (Occupational Health, Environmental Health, and Ergonomics) and research topic.
Financial Support Available
Areas of Research
Mission Statement and Objectives
The mission of the graduate program in Occupational and Environmental Health Science is to prepare its graduates to be professionals, leaders and researchers in Industrial Hygiene and related fields. Such professionals will be highly competent, effective and ethical in applying scientific principles to carrying out activities to protect workers from the adverse effects of hazardous environmental agents and workplace stressors.
Graduates of this program will be highly competent to: