Graduate Certificate in Industrial Hygiene
Tulane University

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.

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.


  • 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

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges