The Department of Safety Sciences offers a program of studies leading to a Master of Science degree in Safety Sciences. A thesis option is available. 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.
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.
After completing the M.S. program in Safety Sciences, students will have:
Admission to the M.S. 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 to meeting the requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, a student intending to work toward a Master of Science in Safety Sciences will be required to have the following prerequisite professional preparation: entry-level competency in Safety Management, Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, and Fire Protection through relevant education, documented work experience, certifications, or other means acceptable to the Safety Sciences Graduate Review Committee.
When the Safety Sciences Graduate Review Committee determines that a deficiency in work experience or relevant education exists, a student will be required to complete additional studies to eliminate the deficiency. More information on admissions requirements is available from the Safety Sciences Department.
Choose a minimum of 12 credit hours
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.
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