Occupational Safety and Health Certificates

100% Online Professional Certificate

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Advance your safety career

Advance your career with a Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, or Environmental Health and Safety professional certificate to stay at the forefront of your field. This program can be completed 100% online (or on campus) and enables you to specialize your expertise and enhance your professional development. At Murray State, we help you take the next step in your safety career! 

Why a professional certificate?

As an early and mid-career professional, you often take on new work responsibilities and desire specific technical training to complement your practical work experience. Murray State's OSH department offers professional certificates in three related areas: Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Health and Safety. Each are stackable! You can complete one, two, or all three without repeating! 

Best yet, a completed professional certificate will count as 12 credit hours towards your Master's degree in Occupational Safety and Health which is offered both on campus and 100% online

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.

For admission, students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree or doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Applicants who do not meet the above GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the OSH Graduate Admission Committee.


Total Certificate Requirements (12 hours)

Complete twelve (12) hours in one of the following concentrations to fulfill and receive a professional certificate in that focus area. 

Safety Management Concentration / Certificate: (12 hours)

  • OSH 612 Disaster Management, Emergency Preparedness and Planning
  • OSH 640 Safety and Health Program Management and Training
  • OSH 646 Fundamentals of Risk Management
  • OSH 656 Ergonomics and Biomechanics

Industrial Hygiene Concentration / Certificate: (12 hours)

  • OSH 621 Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development
  • OSH 622 Toxicology of Industrial Materials
  • OSH 626 Air Sampling and Statistical Analysis
  • OSH 627 Air Permitting and Pollution Control

Environmental Health and Safety Concentration / Certificate: (12 hours)

  • OSH 624 Principles in Environmental Management
  • OSH 627 Air Permitting and Pollution Control
  • OSH 687 Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution
  • OSH 689 Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management


Contact us to begin the 100% Online Professional Certificate Program

Dr. Traci Byrd

Dr. Traci Byrd



157 B Industry and Technology Center


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