What you’ll learn in your coursework and labs may someday save someone’s life. Knowing how to protect yourself when entering hazardous areas also ensures your safety and that of your future team.
Whether you currently work in the safety department of a company or want to pursue a career in safety sciences, we have the master’s program for you. If you apply with no prior safety sciences background or education, there are a number of requirements you’ll need to complete in math, natural sciences, and safety sciences.
Upon completing the MS degree you will have:
-Expanded your technical and managerial knowledge and skills of the safety, health, and environmental field.
-Acquired advanced research and communication skills.
-Enhanced your leadership skills.
-Developed an understanding of your professional and ethical responsibilities within the field.
ONLINE PROGRAM WITH TWO SUMMER WORKSHOPS
-The 36-credit degree can be completed on a full-time basis in as few as three semesters (fall, spring, and summer), or on a part-time basis in six semesters.
-Students may begin in any semester. If you're identified with deficiency areas in the undergraduate preparation, you'll be required to take additional coursework as part of your program of study.
-Students complete 30 credits through distance education courses and six credits through two one-week summer courses offered on the IUP campus.
-Distance education courses have a required weekly chat room session.
-We are now accepting applications for all terms (summer, fall, or spring).