MSPH in Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the profession that anticipates, recognizes, evaluates, and controls workplace conditions to prevent injury or illness in workers. Industrial hygienists use environmental and workplace monitoring and analytical methods to identify exposures and estimate risk and use engineering, work practices, and protective equipment to control potential health hazards. The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene provides the knowledge and skills to identify workplace hazards, comply with government regulations, and manage occupational exposures and risk.The program is ABET-accredited and graduates receive one year of credit towards the experience requirement to sit for the exam to become a board-certified industrial hygienist (CIH, American Board of Industrial Hygiene).

The Tulane MSPH program in Industrial Hygiene is offered online and is supported by a Training and Education grant awarded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Students in the MSPH–IH program are eligible to apply for a NIOSH traineeship which may provide partial tuition support and stipend.  For further details on the NIOSH training program, contact Program Director Rustin Reed.



Our Industrial Health program is accredited through the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, an accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Tulane’s Industrial Hygiene program has been ABET -accredited since 1996.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Academic Year New Students Enrolled Total Students Enrolled Total Students Graduated





4 12 3




2021-2022 7 25


2022-2023 9 32


Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the school's admission and application requirements for entrance into master's programs at SPHTM. In addition to the school's admission requirements, the department requests the following from applicants:

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 120 semester hours or the equivalent, that includes 60 or more credits in undergraduate or graduate level courses in mathematics, engineering, science, and technology, with at least 15 of those at the upper (junior, senior, graduate) level.
  • For those students applying for admission into the Distance Learning program, a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in industrial hygiene or closely related field.
Contact Us

Department Chair: Melissa Gonzales, PhD

Program Director: Rustin Reed, PhD, MPH

Program Manager: Benjamin Bratcher


Phone: (504) 988-5374

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