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The Division of Occupational and Environmental Health sponsors the following occupational health degrees and programs within the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. These programs are operated in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), which also facilitates additional programs through the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Weber State University.

See RMCOEH for comprehensive information about the degrees and emphases, including how to apply, as well as descriptions of the other programming students can pursue through the center. Brief summaries follow.

Master of Occupational Health

The Master of Occupational Health (MOH) is designed for professionals who either 1) already have a terminal degree or 2) are currently working in occupational health and safety.

The MOH is offered in the following emphases:

    • Ergonomics
    • General Occupational Health
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Occupational Injury Prevention
    • Occupational Medicine (also offered in an online format)
    • Occupational Safety (also offered in an online format)

Master of Science in Occupational Health

The Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) degree program is designed to train students for professional careers in occupational health or for further research training. The MSOH is offered in the following emphases:

    • Ergonomics
    • General Occupational Health
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Occupational Injury Prevention
    • Occupational Safety

Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational and Environmental Health

The Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational and Environmental Health (PhD in OEH) program trains students who are interested in advanced-level OEHS problem solving, furthering professional occupational health practice through coursework applicable to research, attaining higher placement in a desired career area, or academia. The PhD in OEH is offered in the following emphases:

    • General Occupational and Environmental Health
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Occupational Injury Prevention

Online, Distance-Based Degrees

Students can pursue an online Master of Occupational Health (MOH) in one of two emphases: Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine. The online MOH is particularly geared toward professionals who are already employed in occupational safety and health positions and are seeking additional education to advance in their careers.

Graduate Certificate of Occupational Safety and Health

The Graduate Certificate of Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) is designed to help meet graduate-level regional and national needs for personnel trained in occupational safety and health. Students typically have a bachelor’s degree and are often working within the industry. The certificate provides them with the training and knowledge to advance their careers. Some students may pursue a graduate degree after obtaining the certificate. The following emphases are available: Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics and Safety, Occupational Health, and General.

Learn more about military programs available

Special Course Fees

Course Code Course Name Section Term Fee Instructor Approved Uses by Instructor Review and Approval Date
OEHS 6715 Occ Health and Safety 001 Spring 2022 $150.00 Dr. M. Cheng Department Posters Sept. 2023
OEHS 6751 Advanced IH 001 Spring 2022 $150.00 Dr. D. Sleeth i. Consumable Instructional Materials such as the following: lab or studio supplies, breakage, photo lab materials, films, chemicals, electronic kits.
Ii. Use of Specialized Facilities such as the following: key deposits, darkrooms, practice rooms, special equipment, studios and laboratories.
iii. Instructional Materials & Services such as the following: film and tapes, private instruction, etc.
iv. Curriculum Enhancement such as the following: field trips, trail fees, leadership seminars.
v. Other Specialized Services such as testing and exam fees
Sept. 2023
OEHS 6810 Occupational Health Psych 001 Spring 2022 $113.00 Dr. J. Allen Fees are used to support the purchase of course materials and experiential learning opportunities, including site visits related to Occupational Health Psychology jobs. Sept. 2023
OEHS 6976 Funded Project Research - MSOH 001 Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 $750.00 Dr. K. Hegmann Special course fees for the following: Consumable instruction materials, special equipment, leadership seminars, trail and exam fees. Sept. 2023
CONTACT US
Kat McColl
Graduate Academic Advisor
kat.mccoll@utah.edu
Kat McColl