Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

On Campus program

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Advance your safety career

Do you like to help others, improve lives and keep people safe? Pursuing an ANSAC/ABET accredited MS in OSH from Murray State will help you take the next step in your safety career. Complete your degree in 30-33 credit hours with thesis and non-thesis options. No GRE Required!

Choose your concentration

  • Safety Management 
  • Industrial Hygiene 
  • Environmental Health and Safety 

Competitive tuition

Murray State University offers competitive tuition rates.

Admission requirements

Meet the Murray State University admission requirements.

No GRE required!

Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission are as follows.

Unconditional admission

Unconditional admission status is granted only to students who graduate from Murray State University with a BS degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.

Conditional admission

Conditional admission status is granted to students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 but less than 3.00. To change to unconditional status, the student must meet the university requirement of obtaining a 3.00 in the first nine hours of graduate work and additional criteria set forth by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health.

Students admitted from a different undergraduate field/discipline must complete the following coursework in addition to the above GPA requirements. 

  • OSH 599 - Occupational Safety & Health Foundations (4) with a minimum grade of C

The following courses are the minimum accepted requirements for pursuing a master's degree in occupational safety and health:

  • One (1) science course with lab
  • One (1) math course

Additional Admission Requirements

Provide proof of at least one of the following:

  • BS Occupational Safety and Health or related field from a regionally accredited university or
  • Current professional certification approved by graduate program coordinator



View the OSH course list and descriptions

Graduation requirements

Within departmental guidelines, the individual student's program is developed in consultation with advisor. 

Contact us to begin the on campus MS OSH program

Dr. David Wilbanks

Dr. David Wilbanks



150 Industry and Technology Center Murray, KY 42071


The Murray State OSH program has prepared me to be a well-rounded individual that has widened my horizons. The professors are outstanding, and I feel they care that their students reach their full potential. This, as well as my internship experience, have aided me in my decision to also pursue my Master’s degree in OSH at Murray State, to continue my journey to become the best professional that I can be.

Karena O'BryanBachelor of Science, Occupational Safety and Health


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