May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Safety Sciences, MS

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The Department of Safety Sciences offers a 36 credit-hour program of study leading to a Master of Science degree in Safety Sciences. A capstone project is required. Students are required to complete a core set of courses and select elective courses, with the approval of their advisor, in fields directly related to safety sciences. A thesis option is available.

The program is designed for individuals with relevant experience in safety sciences and those with appropriate undergraduate preparation who are interested in pursuing careers in the profession.

Program Objectives

After completing the MS program in Safety Sciences, students will have:

  1. Expanded their technical and managerial knowledge and skills of the safety, health, and environmental field.
  2. Acquired advanced research and communication skills.
  3. Enhanced their leadership skills.
  4. Developed an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities within the safety, health, and environmental field.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the MS in Safety Sciences program requires the same admission procedures established for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, that is, a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.6 CGPA.

In addition, admission to the MS Safety Sciences program requires a baccalaureate degree in safety sciences or other closely related field from a regionally accredited academic institution and/or a professional certification (e.g. CSP, CIH, PE, or ASP designation).   

If the applicant does not hold a baccalaureate degree in safety sciences or other closely related field and/or does not hold a professional certification the student will be required to eliminate the following deficiencies: college algebra, college chemistry with lab, college physics with lab and a 30-hr OSHA card in either general industry or construction. The deficiencies can be completed while enrolled in the program.  More information on admissions requirements in available from the Safety Sciences Department. 

Program Requirements


Other courses outside the department may be applied as controlled electives with the approval of the advisor. Electives will be offered on a rotating basis, but all will not be available during a two-year cycle.

Total 36 cr.

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