12 months
394 USD/credit 13396 USD/year
394 USD/credit 13396 USD/year
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Do your part to keep employees, equipment and the environment safe with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Central Missouri. You’ll learn how to limit workplace hazards, develop occupational risk mitigation strategies and apply global and societal contexts to occupational safety and health.


You’ll learn from experts who are frequently published in industry journals and author chapters on industrial hygiene and safety best practices. University of Central Missouri’s Industrial Hygiene degree program faculty have multiple professional certifications, are active in industry organizations and contribute to top textbooks on risk assessment and management. 

What’s more, they’re dedicated, supportive mentors and educators. Many members of our faculty have earned the Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year award from the American Society of Safety Professionals.


Through courses and experiential learning focused on occupational safety and health, you’ll develop and coordinate industrial hygiene programs for both large and small organizations. 

The University of Central Missouri’s MS in Industrial Hygiene degree is also a bridge to a career in environmental hygiene, compliance, safety engineering, environmental health and safety, corporate safety, construction supervision or consulting. Graduates of UCM’s Industrial Hygiene safety program have been hired by public, private and governmental organizations, including:

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Kiewit
  • Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Nissan Motor Company
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • U.S. Navy
  • Vastek

UCM and the Safety Sciences programs have excellent placement rates. Our students are extremely competitive in the job market and have earned excellent starting salaries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Noise Measurements
  • Industrial Ventilation for Environmental Safety and Health
  • Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Safety Programs 
  • Principles of Industrial Hygiene 
  • Industrial Environmental Monitoring 
  • Industrial Toxicology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students Staying in Their Home Country deadline: 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.


34 SCH
  • 34-47 hours


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • possession of a bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited University with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and one semester of each of the following course work with a grade of “C” or better for each: Organic chemistry, Mammalian or Human physiology, Biology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    13396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 394 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Warrensburg

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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