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Industrial Hygiene | Occupational Safety Management | Master's degree | Graduate Program | University of Central Missouri

Graduate Programs

Industrial Hygiene, M.S.

This degree is offered to prepare students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of industrial settings.

A graduate student of the Industrial Hygieneprogram has the opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on experience in the field and through class projects.
  • Recognize the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards.
  • Develop a passion for life-long learning in safety specific competencies.

Students seeking admission* to this program must have:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Course work must include one year of chemistry (including organic), one year of biology (including mammalian or human physiology), one year of math (including statistics) and one semester of physics that includes a lab.
  • Completed the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Submit a three-to-five page essay that demonstrates writing skills and relates proposed graduate education to professional goals.

*The department will consider applicants that do not meet all of the above criteria on a case-by-case basis.

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Program of Study:

Required Graduate Courses      

35

SAFE 4150

Noise Measurements

2

SAFE 4160

Industrial Ventilation for Environmental Safety & Health

3

SAFE 5010 Organization, Administration and Supervision of Safety Programs 3

SAFE 5170

Industrial Toxicology

3

SAFE 5180

Principles of Epidemiology

3

SAFE 4435 Environmental Compliance OR

3

SAFE 4425

Safety & Health Legislation & Standards

SAFE 5120

Principles of Industrial Hygiene

3

SAFE 5125 Advanced Inudstrial Hygiene Topics
3
     

SAFE 5130

Industrial Environmental Monitoring

3

SAFE 6940

Internship in Safety Science

3

Research:

SAFE 5940

Current Literature & Research in Safety

3

SAFE 6930

Individual Research Problems OR

3

SAFE 6950

Thesis

Minimum Total               

35

 

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The graduate with a Master of Science degree in industrial hygiene will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards.
  • Recognize the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.
  • Develop, coordinate and/or participate on multidisciplinary teams to protect people, property, and the environment.
  • Recognize the importance of life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline-specific technical competencies and effectiveness.
  • Identify and evaluate agents, stressors, and work practices that impact occupational and non-occupational settings.
  • Collect and analyze data using valid scientific qualitative and quantitative methods and procedures.
  • Recommend and evaluate hazard mitigation strategies. 

Additionally, graduates with a Master of Science degree in  Industrial Hygiene will demonstrate the following specific program outcomes:

  • Apply basic skills in developing sampling strategy, sampling methods, and use of control measures. 
  • Design a hygiene program that mitigates chemical, biological, and physical hazards. 
  • Apply techniques of using instrumentation to discover/identify hazards, prioritizing, and implementation for strategies to control or minimize the risks of exposure. 
  • Evaluate the most appropriate level of protection that considers the degree of hazard, concentration of chemical and nature of toxicity.

Contact Information

For additional information about the Industrial Hygiene program, contact John Zey at jzey@ucmo.edu or by phone at 660-543-4410.

Occupational Safety Management, M.S.

This professional degree is offered to prepare students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of occupational settings.

 A graduate student of Occupational Safety Management has the opportunity to:

  • Develop a passion for lifelong learning in safety-specific competencies.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the field and through class projects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards.
  • Recognize the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.

This program is offered on campus, at the Summit Center and may be taken entirely online.

Students seeking admission to this program must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5.
  • Submit a three-to-five page essay that demonstrates writing skills and relates proposed graduate degree learning outcomes to professional goals.
  • Have completed a semester of business or industrial management, a semester of behavioral science (i.e. psychology or sociology), one semester of two different college level science classes with laboratory (i.e. chemistry, life science or biology) and a semester of college level algebra and statistics.
  • Exhibit an acceptable level of competence on a departmentally designated exit examination to be completed during the last semester of study.

Program of Study:

Required Graduate Courses

15

SAFE 5010

Organization, Administration & Supervision of Safety Programs

3

SAFE 5120

Principles of Industrial Hygiene

3

SAFE 5430

Occupational Hazard Management

3

SAFE 5940

Current Literature & Research in Safety

3

SAFE 5800

Managing Fire Risk

3

Research:

3-6

SAFE6930

Individual Research Problems  OR

3

SAFE 6950

Thesis

6

Departmentally Approved Graduate Electives:

12-15

Minimum Graduate Hour Total

33

Contact Information

For additional information about the Occupational Safety Management program, contact John Zey at jzey@ucmo.eduor by phone at 660-543-4410.