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Industrial Hygiene Program Accreditation and Assessment

*The Industrial Hygiene program has officially moved to the WVU School of Public Health as of July 1, 2021 and new students pursuing this degree will be admitted to the School of Public Health program.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the IMSE department is to advance our professions through innovative and high quality academic programs, relevant research, and professional services that address the needs of West Virginia, the nation and the world.

Click here to view the College Mission Statement and Assessment

ABET Logo - Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission

The master of science degree in industrial hygiene is accredited by the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

Drawing from the University's mission, the program mission, the needs of our constituents and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission Criteria of ABET, the following educational objectives were developed for the master of science program in industrial hygiene*:

  1. Practice industrial hygiene and to initiate and develop leadership roles in business, industry and/or government.
  2. Pursue professional development, certification, and life-long learning.
  3. Interact in society and business in a professional, ethical manner to promote occupational and environmental health.
  4. Be proficient in written and oral communication and to utilize people-oriented skills in individual and team environments.
  5. Apply the skills from industrial hygiene to be proficient in his or her chosen field or doctoral studies.

These objectives have been published on the Departmental website and in the catalog.

Student Outcomes

To meet the Program Educational Objectives of the Industrial Hygiene program, students must be able to meet the following educational outcomes at the time of their graduation:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to industrial hygiene
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

Enrollment and Graduation Numbers

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