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Current TPG students. Pictured L to R: Andrew Stanczuk, John Mollica, Justin Marcheskie, Samantha Haning, Derek Stephens, and Seth Doudna.

Training Project Grant
NIOSH-sponsored training grant in occupational safety

Director: Diana Schwerha, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Co-Director: Gary Weckman, Ph.D., Professor

We're currently recruiting graduate students for a NIOSH-sponsored training grant in occupational safety for fall 2019. You'll earn a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in occupational safety.

The program includes the following required courses: Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Ergonomics, Six Sigma, Systems Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Management, and Occupational Hygiene Lab. In addition, You'll take seminars and electives to earn the required credit hours. A master's thesis or problem report is also required.

Students must be U.S. citizens.

Accepted students will receive a stipend, select fees, and a tuition waiver. The program is designed to be completed in two years. An on-campus internship is part of the program as well as an industry internship (to be done between year one and year two).

Currently, we are accepting applications for fall 2019. There are a limited number of spaces in the program.

Applicants must apply online, must take the GRE, and must gain admission to the M.S. program in Industrial and Systems Engineering. To apply, visit

For more information, contact Diana Schwerha at