Ph.D. in Environmental Health Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Specialization

A multidisciplinary group of faculty and courses aim to enhance the workplace in terms of safety, process and product quality, and the quality of work life. The program takes a systems approach to human-centered design, and is rooted in the most current safety theories and practices. To better understand and optimize human well-being and overall system performance in the workplace, the program integrates concepts from psychology, engineering, and the health sciences and safety.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are typically employed in leadership positions in the field of occupational safety and health, as professors at universities, program managers and directors at multinational companies, researchers at private and public organizations, as well as managing consultants in industry.

  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Occupational Safety and Health

Research Opportunities

Students have the flexibility to pursue research related to ergonomics and safety, ranging from approaches in psychology and engineering, to the health sciences and occupational epidemiology.

Application Information and Deadlines

Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this program. The Graduate Record Exam is required (the Medical College Admission Test is also accepted).

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School.

Date Action
February 1 Priority Consideration Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)
May 1 Fall Application Deadline (for International Applicants)
July 1 Fall Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)
September 1 Spring Application Deadline (for International Applicants)
November 1 Spring Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)

Online Graduate Application

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