The purpose of this program is to continue training graduates with a Master's of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene Concentration. The program of study includes 42 semester units of graduate work including 6 units of core courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, 20 units of specialization courses in industrial hygiene and 16 units of electives, field training, research methods, and an original master's thesis. This application requests financial support for trainee stipend and fees, partial summer and partial academic year salary for some of the key faculty who are currently on 9-month appointment. The proposal is also requesting travel support for faculty and trainees, laboratory supplies and portable field equipment. Students are selected from among applicants who have a B.S. degree in basic sciences and/or have adequate background in biological, chemical, and physical sciences. Additional criteria for admission are a GPA of greater than or equal to 3.0 and GRE greater than or equal to 1000 in verbal and quantitative (greater than or equal to 550) aspects. While applicants with B.S. degree in biological sciences are considered the most fit for the program, highly qualified graduates in chemistry, physics, and engineering will also be accepted providing they complete courses in biological sciences including human anatomy and physiology. The NIOSH Trainees are then selected from amongst the most highly qualified pool of applicants who have either been awarded "classified" admission to, or have been determined qualified to enter, the industrial hygiene program. These applicants should also be eligible for financial assistance and provide a written agreement to enroll full-time until graduation. Owing to the rigorous class, laboratory and field training exercised in this program during the past 15 years, graduates of this program have been able to find immediate employment as practicing industrial hygienists, not only in Southern California region but also throughout the entire nation. The training is taking place within the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University. The training facility, Le., Graduate School of Public Health, has several laboratories for student training and student/faculty research. The laboratories are equipped with modem necessary facilities, as well as major analytical equipment. State-of-the-art computer facilities at the school, as well as the University computer center, are feasibly available to the students. With extended hours and abundance of computers, each student would have access to a computer station at anytime and for any length of time. Access to Internet, libraries, Medline, and other data banks is readily available to the students.
Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, College of Health & Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 92182-4162
Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, College of Health & Human Services, San Diego State University