Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards.
- Recognize the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.
- Develop, coordinate and/or participate on multidisciplinary teams to protect people, property and the environment.
- Recognize the importance of life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline specific technical competencies.
- Analyze injury, illness and liability trends to help establish priority direction.
- Organize limited resources for optimum risk control.
- Develop, implement and evaluate hazard control processes for a performance safety program.
This professional degree is offered to prepare students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health program in a variety of occupational settings.
Students are admitted into one of three areas based upon their education and work experience at the time of application. Students must specify which area they are seeking admission into. Once admitted into an area, students may not change areas without applying for a change of degree program through the Graduate School and being approved by Safety Sciences.
Admission requirements for all areas include possession of a bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited University with a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Additional requirements by area are as follows:
Professional Certification Area - Possession of GSP, ASP, or CSP certification.
Work Experience Area - A minimum of 1 year of full time work experience with at least 50% safety related job duties. Work experience must be documented from one of the following:
- Eligibility to sit for the ASP exam - eligibility letter from BCSP must be submitted with application to the program. OR
- Possession of current certification in good standing of any of the following certifications through the BCSP:
- Safety Management Specialist (SMS)
- Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST)
- Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST)
- Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
- Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC)
Foundation Area - one semester each of chemistry, physics, college level mathematics (e.g., algebra, geometry, mathematical analysis), and statistics at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Students must complete SAFE 5100 prior to or concurrent with SAFE 5140. Student must complete SAFE 5140, SAFE 5200, and SAFE 5210 before they may enroll in any additional 5000 or 6000 level courses.
Applicants that do not meet all of the above-referenced requirements may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Students should be advised that courses will not be offered on an arranged basis to meet an individual student’s time/availability or desire for a particular course format. Online courses are not self-paced and require weekly reading, writing, and participation.