Occupational Safety & Health

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) with an emphasis in Safety Management will prepare individuals for leadership careers in the field.  This program is designed for those already working in the field and is especially applicable for those individuals who have a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health or a closely related degree. The program is accredited through the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ANSAC/ABET), www.abet.org.


The 100% online degree program is offered by Murray State's Department of Occupational Safety and Health and is equivalent to the on-campus program. Murray State graduates hold positions in various areas, including government, construction, manufacturing, insurance and petro/chemical industries.

Curriculum

Students will advance through the online MS degree within a cohort group, beginning the program with other students at the same time and then completing the program together in just under two years. Students will enroll in two half-semester courses per semester for five semesters total, including summer. A new cohort begins every August. The curriculum is 10 courses, for a total of 30 credit hours, including a research project. Subject content includes management, training, research, ergonomics, legal issues, industrial hygiene management, biostatistics, environmental management, leadership, and transportation safety.

Program Delivery

There is no required on-campus time. All courses are delivered by Murray State professors. Thee is an online orientation in late July/early August for each new starting cohort. You need a computer and good Internet connectivity capable of downloading large files. 

Online Cohort

Students will go through the online program within a cohort, beginning the program with other cohort members at the same time and then completing the program together in just under two years. Students will enroll in an average of two half-semester courses per semester for five semesters total. A new cohort will be started each August.

Synchronous Requirements

There is no required on-campus time. All courses will be delivered online by Murray State professors. There will be an online orientation in late July / early August for each new starting cohort. You will need a computer and good internet connectivity capable of downloading files. Within the curriculum, there are no required synchronous online meetings. 

 

For more detailed information, see the left side bar on this website. If you have any questions, e-mail msu.oshonline@murraystate.edu or call (270) 809-2488.