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Master of Science

Occupational Safety Management


The Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management program has been developed online to meet the needs of working professionals who are interested in advancing their education in safety. Specifically, the online program is marketed towards individuals with undergraduate degrees in safety or a related field and towards individuals with work experience in the safety and health field. For those students without experience or an educational background, some live courses on campus will be required.

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

To be accepted into this program, an applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of 2.5. An applicant must submit a 3-5 page essay that demonstrates writing skills and relates proposed graduate degree learning outcomes to professional goals. Application for admission will not be considered by the department prior to submission of the required essay.

A Program of Study/Degree Audit should be submitted to the graduate program adviser as soon as admission procedures are complete. An applicant must 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.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (18-21 credit hours)

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
SAFE 6930 Individual Research 3
SAFE 6950 Thesis 6

Department Approved Graduate Electives (12-15 credit hours)

Minimum Graduate Hour Total: 33 credit hours

Some of the electives include Ergonomics, Environmental Compliance, Water Quality and Waste Water Management, Environmental Air Quality and Pollution Prevention, Food Safety, and more.

Questions About the Program

Dr. Miaozong Wu

Program Coordinator




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