Justin Little RECRUITED BY CHEVRON, THANKS TO PROF Justin Little, BS in Regional Planning '05, and MS in Safety Science '07, supervises a team for Chevron. “I honestly owe starting my career at Chevron to Professor Lon Ferguson for convincing me to go and speak with the Chevron recruiters. To think that I am now the one that students are coming to speak to about a career with Chevron just shows how things have come full circle for me.”

Your Path to Leadership in Safety Sciences

With the IUP advanced degrees in safety sciences, you will improve your technical skills and increase your knowledge in the field, thus making you far more valuable as either a manager or professor. Furthermore, you won't have to leave your job in the process.

When it comes to placement, our MS graduates have an enviable placement rating of over 90 percent. Our doctoral students happen to be in the right field at the right time. Because there are so many new safety sciences programs at colleges and universities, there is a tremendous need for doctoral professors to teach in these programs.


With an MS in safety sciences, you will be well positioned to manage the control measures needed for safety, fire, explosion, health, and environmental hazards in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • Steel
  • Consulting
  • Construction
  • Government

With a PhD in safety sciences, you will be well positioned for a position as a:

  • College or university professor in safety sciences
  • Researcher for government agency or private institutes
  • High-level management position in a variety of industries