Each year there are more than one-half million occupational illnesses reported in the United States. Eight of the ten occupational health and safety objectives set forth in the DHHS Healthy People 2020 initiative are issues addressed by the industrial hygiene profession. Clearly, occupational illness is a major public health priority that must be addressed by trained professionals capable of understanding and solving the underlying problems creating these illnesses. The purpose of the University of Arizona's Industrial Hygiene Program is to provide Master's level graduate training in the core occupational safety and health area of Industrial Hygiene. This program was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH.