The Industrial Hygiene program is designed for students with undergraduate training in the areas of engineering, chemistry, biology, medical sciences, animal sciences, or the physical sciences who have an interest in occupational and environmental health and safety.
Graduates gain the ability to use the techniques, skills and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice such as:
- Principles and methods of industrial hygiene
- Principles and methods of ergonomics
- Principles and methods of safety
- Principles of environmental sciences
- Principles of epidemiology and biostatistics
- Principles and methods of control of physical and chemical hazards
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineApril 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Dr. Steve E. Guffey
Dr. Guffey has received 3 best engineering paper awards in the last 6 years. He has developed ventilation design software used all over the world, and he is a member of the ACGIH Ventilation Committee. He has a great deal of practical, field experience in industrial hygiene and in ventilation design.