The program is designed for individuals seeking careers as environmental and/or occupational health professionals. While emphasizing the recognition, evaluation and control of environmental and occupational factors affecting health, the curriculum also includes consideration of economic, sociopolitical, and regulatory issues. Offerings are designed so that students may pursue a broad course of study in environmental health science or may specialize in industrial hygiene. Internship opportunities are available with numerous outside organizations as well as research with faculty members. All courses are held in the evening and studies can be pursued on a full or part-time basis. The MS degree was founded in 1972 and has graduated hundreds of students. In 2001 the program was accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) in Industrial Hygiene. The program is a member of the NIOSH supported Education and Research Center for the New York and New Jersey area which offers fellowships to academically qualified individuals wishing to study industrial hygiene.