MCOHS is housed in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, one of the premier schools of public health in the world, consistently ranked among the top 10 schools of public health in the nation (U.S. News & World Report).
Our long-standing and committed partnerships with major industries, healthcare institutions, and one of the best state health departments in the country provide our students with invaluable on-the-ground experience, collaboration with experts in the field, and potential career opportunities.
An innovative administrative structure supports interdisciplinary research, graduate training and continuing education, and outreach, and strengthens diversity recruitment for the next generation of occupational health and safety professionals.
WHAT WE DO
GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
MCOHS provides graduate academic and research training in the following programs:
- Industrial Hygiene (IH)
- Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN)
- Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP)
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)
- Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (OEE)
- Occupational Safety (OS)
Stipend support and tuition reimbursement is available for eligible students enrolled in full-time programs of study. Students must be a U.S. citizen.
The MCOHS CE program offers training in the core disciplines as well as interdisciplinary programs, covering a wide spectrum of interest and skill levels with introductory and advanced courses in hazard- and/or industry-specific topics, emerging issues, and exam/practice review and update/refresher programs.
MCOHS faculty, staff and students are actively engaged in outreach activities addressing existing and emerging issues in worker safety and health, including reaching underserved and underrepresented groups, meeting a regional or local need, and evaluating the impact of these activities.
MCOHS is one of 18 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH).
The purpose of the ERCs is to address the burden of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the United States by providing state-of-the-art interdisciplinary training for the next generation of OSH practitioners and researchers.
The NIOSH Education and Research Centers play a significant role in preparing the future OSH workforce to respond to new challenges posed by the changing nature of work, to protect workers and ensure a healthier national workforce, and enhance the diversity of the workplace.
MCOHS, recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for its impact, has a service area that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota.