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Graduate Certificate in Industrial Hygiene

Program Details

The University of Tulane offers an Industrial Hygiene Graduate Certificate distance learning program for students interested in satisfying the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s requirements for Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH).  The purpose of enrolling is to ensure the student’s successful passage of the CIH exam which is a sign of professionalism in the field of industrial hygiene.

Admission to the program falls under the category of a non-degree seeking student within the School of Public Health.  The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 60 credit hours from either undergraduate or graduate level courses in mathematics, engineering, science, and technology (with at least 15 hours at the upper level).  An official undergraduate transcript must also show a GPA of at least 3.0.  It is also strongly recommended that you possess more than adequate computer skills. 

Students will become competent in basic scientific and engineering principles for the purpose of recognizing potential hazards in the workplace.  Analytic chemistry is also taught as a way to help correctly interpret the stressors of occupational health.  The interpretation of toxicology literature, management of appropriate protective equipment, and critical thinking techniques for the implementation of effective industrial hygiene programs are main areas of focus.

To successfully obtain this certificate 12 hours of graduate coursework must be completed with two required courses and two elective courses filling out the curriculum.  Be aware that a C average in every class is also an expectation.


  • 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.
  • GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in industrial hygiene or closely related field.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)