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Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management

Reaching New Levels of Responsibility in Safety Management

The risk of workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities present a serious threat in any industry. Organizations rely heavily upon safety professionals to help them mitigate these risks and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. This graduate degree program helps students develop the skills and knowledge they need to effectively anticipate, recognize, evaluate, prevent and control workplace safety and occupational health hazards within numerous industries.

Through the focused curriculum, which includes writing case studies, writing safety policies and initiatives, and participating in collaborative projects, you will gain a solid foundation in the critical aspects of occupational safety, including:

  • Safety management
  • Ergonomics
  • Systems safety
  • Industrial toxicology
  • Safety legislation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Environmental protection

The intensive research component will expose you to statistics and research methodology that is both applicable to the workplace and good preparation for a doctoral program. And through the graduate capstone project, you will explore a real-world safety problem, applying your new knowledge to develop a workable solution.

The Occupational Safety Management coursework also helps prepare students for certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Poised for Advancement. Prepared to Lead.

Upon completion of the program, your focused skill set and specialized degree will distinguish you as an astute and knowledgeable safety management professional. With this distinction, you will be ready to take on safety leadership positions—including director of safety, safety manager, safety consultant, compliance officer, and loss control manager—in virtually every occupational setting.

Degree Requirements
Core Courses
SFTY 510Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3
SFTY 530Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation, Litigation & Compliance3
SFTY 540Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response3
SFTY 570Fire Safety Management3
SFTY 580Environmental Protection for the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager3
SFTY 590Hazard Control Methods in Occupational Safety and Health3
SFTY 600Occupational Safety and Health Management3
SFTY 619Human Factors and Ergonomics3
SFTY 630System Safety Programs3
SFTY 691Graduate Capstone Course3
RSCH 665Statistical Analysis3
RSCH 670Research Methods3
Total Degree Requirements36
Career Areas

Choosing the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management program offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Studying with us can give you the opportunity to:

Advance your career into management.
Our focused curriculum will prepare you for professional certification and senior-level opportunities in aerospace, aviation, mining, construction, petroleum, manufacturing, utilities and more.

Gain the critical skills that employers want.
Embry-Riddle can provide you with advanced knowledge in the areas of Safety Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Risk Management, Risk Control, Safety Training, Industrial Toxicology, and more.

Secure employment at a world-class organization.
Graduates of our MS in Occupational Safety Management program are working in leadership roles with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army,, Georgia-Pacific, Tyson Foods, and other top employers.

Command higher wages with a Master’s degree.
New research from PayScale, Inc. shows that occupational safety professionals with a Master’s degree can potentially achieve a six-figure salary after several years. Some of the starting salaries outlined in this study include:

  • $63,000
    Environmental Health & Safety Manager
  • $53,400
    Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
  • $60,200
    Industrial Hygienist
  • $66,300
    Quality Assurance Manager
  • $61,000
    Safety Director
  • $56,000
    Safety Manager
  • $72,000
    Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Over 80% of Occupational Safety Management leaders report increased job satisfaction gained through meaningful work. We encourage you to learn more about Embry-Riddle and our ability to prepare you for the opportunities that lie ahead.

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