Earn a degree in this high-demand field with excellent employment and salary opportunities.
The safety profession focuses on keeping people safe while also preventing harm to
property and the environment. You will gain hands-on experience with current laboratory
and field technology, paid internships, participation in premier conferences, and
applied projects. The highly specialized industrial hygiene degree provides an excellent
advanced career path.
The Industrial Hygiene program at UCM is the only ANSAC/ABET accredited MS industrial hygiene program in Missouri, and it is one of fewer than 30 master's level programs in the U.S. accredited under ABET’s industrial hygiene program criteria.Find out why accreditation matters to you
All Industrial Hygiene majors are awarded the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation upon application at graduation. A GSP is an alternate path toward the professional certification of Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Only students who graduate from a Qualified Academic Program meeting the standards of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals are eligible for the GSP designation, making it highly respected.Learn more about the GSP
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.Check out UCM’s first destination success and salary statistics
Students are admitted into one of two Areas based upon their education and professional certification at the time of application. Once admitted into an Area, students may not change Areas without applying for a change of degree program through the Graduate School and obtaining approval from the Safety Sciences faculty.
All students seeking admission to the Industrial Hygiene program must have:
Additional requirements by Area are as follows:
Admission into this Area requires current possession of any of the following designations or certifications in good standing: Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
The department will consider applicants that do not meet all of the above criteria on a case by case basis.
Complete your application and be sure to provide the Graduate and International Student Services with official transcripts.
Those transcripts can be sent to:
University of Central Missouri
Graduate and International Student Services
Ward Edwards Building, Room 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
If you have any questions about applying, contact the Graduate and International Student Services at
660-543-4621 or 660-543-4092
At the time of graduation, the student with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene will be able to:
The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to: