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Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Master’s Degree Program*

Earning a master’s in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene will provide you with the analytical and technical skills needed to identify and address environmental, occupational, and industrial hygiene engineering hazards in the workplace and surrounding community. Your course of study will include risk analysis and management, environmental sampling techniques, air pollution, program management, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational health. Graduates work in consulting firms, private industry, military or governmental organizations.

This ABET-accredited applied occupational and environmental hygiene program is designed to prepare you to pass the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) examination given by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Offered through our top-ranked Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, you will complete the majority of the environmental health and safety degree online. Over the course of your studies, you will immerse yourself in two separate hands-on experiences on our East Baltimore campus during the Summer Institute session held in June (two weeks each). A dedicated advisor will support you from start to finish.

*This program requires the GRE and is managed and can be completed part-time, online or full-time through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

At the program’s completion, you will:

  • Complete an Independent Professional Project (IPP), ideally at your place of employment.
  • Recognize, evaluate, and control factors in the workplace and the environment that may cause illness, injury, or impairment.
  • Develop advanced knowledge in the five core areas designated for professional master’s programs (biostatistics, epidemiology, administration, education/behavioral sciences, and environmental health) specific to the practice of industrial hygiene engineering.
  • Take on leadership roles and be prepared to translate occupational and environmental health research into practice.
  • Be ready to further your education in environmental health sciences.

Program Options

The Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene is offered through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The GRE is required.

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Courses

Get details about occupational hygiene courses requirements, prerequisites, and electives offered within the program. All courses are taught by subject-matter experts who are executing the technologies and techniques they teach. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

Tuition and Fees

Did you know that 78 percent of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs? Find out more about the cost to complete your part-time, online program, including tuition for prerequisite and program courses and the Dean’s Fellowship.

Program Contacts

Kirsten Koehler, PhD

OEH Program Director

Carla Reinhard, MHS

Program Manager

Learn More About This Program

Offered through the #1-ranked Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, this environmental and ​​occupational health online degree can help you acquire the analytical and technical skills needed to solve pressing occupational health problems as a consultant or in the private or government sector.

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Program FAQs

Students in the MS OEH Program take occupational hygiene courses offered through the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Online courses are offered during Academic Terms 1–4 and on campus courses are offered during the 2-week Summer Institute session.

We do not accept course transfer credits, but if you have taken an equivalent course at an equivalent level at a different institution, we may be able to waive that course. The waiver decision will be made by the OEH program director.

You will complete the majority of the program online, however over the course of your studies you will take 2 separate hands-on courses on our East Baltimore campus during the Summer Institute session (2 weeks each).

In addition to coursework, this program includes an independent professional project, which should be employment-based.  Students must submit a final paper that serves as a culmination of the entire educational experience. Results from the project and an overall review of the educational experience are also presented in a seminar for an audience of faculty and students.