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 electives 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.
After completing the MS program in Safety Sciences, students will have:
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 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 science and math, safety management, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and fire protection. Demonstration of these competency areas can be met through relevant education, work experience, certifications, additional
coursework, 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. At a minimum, this will include college
algebra, college chemistry with lab, and college physics with lab. More information on admissions requirements is available from the Safety Sciences Department.
All international students admitted to this program will receive F-1 student visa immigration documents which will allow them to enter the US for on-campus workshops only. The remainder of the program will be completed outside the US. The Office of International Education will contact students once they are admitted to this program with more details.
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.