||Dr. Terry Spear
||Office: SE 325
Field of Study
The Montana Tech Industrial Hygiene Distance Learning/Professional Track graduate program provides an exceptional opportunity for advanced study in the field of occupational health. This program brings graduate education in industrial hygiene to working professionals with the overall goal of providing the technical competence to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control occupational health hazards. The distance M.S. degree is structured to encourage participative, collaborative, and applied problem-solving strategies to address modern day occupational health issues.
Graduate Admission Requirements
Applicants are admitted on a basis of acceptable undergraduate academic preparation and work experience. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university that included as a minimum 19 credits of college-level mathematics and science, (including first semester calculus and statistics), biology (including anatomy/physiology), chemistry (including organic chemistry), and physics.
Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university may alternatively demonstrate adequate math and science preparation if they hold the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP) credential, or *equivalent international professional certifications, or if they have completed an advanced degree in a science-based discipline.
Two years of safety and health-related work experience is also a requirement for admittance to this program. The GRE exam is not required for the industrial hygiene distance learning students.
*these equivalent international professional certifications must be reviewed and approved by the IH Distance Learning/Professional Track Program Manager on a case-by-case basis.