Purdue University

College of Health and Human Sciences

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Health Sciences offers programs leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in health physics, occupational health (industrial hygiene, ergonomics), medical physics, toxicology, and environmental health. These training programs prepare graduates for positions in federal agencies, medical and academic institutions, or private industry. Two types of master's degrees are available. For the non-thesis option, the student takes a minimum of 33 semester hours of course work and completes a Master's project. The thesis master's degree program consists of a minimum of 24 semester hours of courses and a research-based thesis. The M.S. program in occupational health is ABET accredited. The doctoral program normally involves approximately 48 semester hours of credit in the students' primary and related areas of interest, together with the preparation of an acceptable scholarly thesis.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+