MS in Safety Management
This master’s degree is intended to benefit college graduates and in-service safety professionals with a safety-related bachelor’s degree or other bachelor’s degree coupled with safety-related work experience or required prerequisite safety courses. The goal of the MSSM degree program is to provide the business analytical tools and skills necessary for making sound management decisions in business and industry as they relate to occupational safety, health, and environmental issues in the workplace.
A MSSM graduate will be able to:
- Communicate effectively with top management and cost justify interventions necessary to protect employees, property, and the environment.
- Enhance management commitment to workplace improvements in safety and health through development of better management understanding of the safety and health.
- Develop increased employee involvement in development of safety and health interventions through better understanding of the business ramifications and needs for safety and health.
- Implement safety and health programs/interventions that optimize business and safety performance in unison.
- Develop return of investment evaluations that demonstrate understanding for the financial and operational impacts of safety.
- Effectively integrate occupational safety and health programs that play a significant role in business total quality management efforts and that enhance operational efficiency and productivity.
- Translate moral, ethical, legal, and operational needs for safety and health program/interventions into terms that enable a business CEO or other corporate manager to recognize a valid business need.
- Identify strategies that align safety and health improvements with organizational priorities.
- Demonstrate that safety in the workplace makes good business sense.
- Contribute as a key member of an organizational management team.
- Engage in continued professional development through professional cert. and become lifelong learners.
Applicants lacking appropriate experience or education in the field of safety and health may be required to take prerequisite undergraduate courses before being granted full admittance to the Master of Science in Safety Management program. The prerequisite undergraduate courses are as follows:
EHS 141 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Health and Safety
EHS 225 Environmental Health and Safety Methods
EHS 235 Occupational Safety and Health Standards
EHS 330 Safety and Health Administration and Programs
EHS 331 Environmental Health and Safety Engineering and Technology
EHS 335 Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene
EHS 441 Accident/Incident Investigation and Analysis
|First Year||QMM 510||EHS 500||EHS 520|
|ORG 530||ORG 631||MGT 550|
|Second Year||EHS 540||EHS 560||EHS 699|
|ACC 511||POM 521|