BEING PREPARED SAVES LIVES What you’ll learn in your coursework and labs may someday save someone’s life. Knowing how to protect yourself when entering hazardous areas also ensures your safety and that of your future team.
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MS in Safety Sciences
Wanda Minnick, PhD, CSP
Whether you currently work in the safety department of a company or want to pursue a career in safety sciences, we have the master’s program for you. If you apply with no prior safety sciences background or education, there are a number of requirements you’ll need to complete in math, natural sciences, and safety sciences.
Upon completing the MS degree you will have:
SAFE 660, SAFE 647, SAFE 701, SAFE Elective, SAFE Elective
SAFE 644, SAFE 774, SAFE Elective, SAFE Elective
SAFE 602 / SAFE 791, SAFE 605, SAFE 610, SAFE Elective
Information on how to apply for graduate assistantships is posted on this website when we are accepting applications for new openings. We currently are not accepting applications.
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 degree 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 Department of Safety Sciences.
Additionally, the graduate coordinator, after consulting with the department screening committee, will submit a recommendation regarding applicants to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The following criteria are reviewed:
International students must also meet Graduate Admissions requirements for international students. These requirements include:
Please see application instructions.
To meet student visa requirements, international students who wish to attend on campus will be required to enroll in at least two classroom-based courses during the fall and spring semesters along with their online courses. The graduate program coordinator will assist students in developing a program of study that meets the student visa requirements.
All international students admitted to this program will receive F-1 student visa immigration documents which will allow them to enter the U.S. for on-campus summer workshops only. The remainder of the program will be completed outside of the U.S. The Office of International Education will contact students once they are admitted to this program with more details.
Students must have access to a computer with an Internet connection. It is recommended the computer have the minimum technical specifications as outlined by IUP Distance Education. The majority of classes use “Blackboard Collaborate,” and the student must have a headset with microphone to participate.
Dr. Wanda Minnick, CSP
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