Occupational Safety and Health

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A degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University will prepare you for a lifetime of success. Our graduates leave Murray State with real-world skills and experience. Alumni work in a variety of fields for companies all over the world. Whether you are just starting out or looking to gain new experience, we have a program to help you succeed.


Undergraduate programs

Earn your bachelor of science degree in Occupational Safety and Health and choose your track: Occupational Safety and Health or Environmental Health and Safety. You can apply for admission to either program.


Minor in Occupational Safety and Health


Certificate in Emergency Management

Graduate programs


Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Concentration options:

safety management, industrial hygiene, environmental

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Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Safety management concentration


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Nationally recognized programs

We are proud that both our BS and MS program in Occupational Safety and Health are ANSAC/ABET accredited. With ABET accreditation you can be confident that our programs meet the quality standards to prepare you to enter a successful career in safety. Our programs have been accredited since 1988. 

Education beyond the classroom

Studying occupational safety and health at Murray State means more than time in the classroom. Internships help you gain hands-on experience in the safety field and prepare you for day-one on the job. Participate in student clubs and professional organizations to grow your leadership skills and network opportunities. Enjoy an abundance of scholarship opportunities available to students in the safety field.

Why choose Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State?

Learn from skilled faculty which will lead to a lifetime of success. Through specialty labs and equipment you will interact directly with the tools you will use in the safety field. After graduation, you will have the professional advantage of a great job market and competitive annual salaries, with the personal advantage of keeping people safe.

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Not only have I gained hands-on experience in the classroom but was at ease knowing I had the opportunity to interview for internships and receive job offers with some of the top companies in the world.

Colton SchanzBachelor of Science, Occupational Safety and Health

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