Online Masters in Occupational Safety and Health

Earn a master's of science in occupational safety and health, meet the industry demand for expertise

With a degree in occupational safety and health, you'll understand the requirements of what it takes for wide range of safety careers. You will acquire a strong foundation in safety, risk management, and management skills.

This program is offered completely online, in an 8 week format.

The Masters of Science in Occupational Safety and Health is recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), meeting the qualified credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

What does it mean to be a Qualified Academic Program (QAP)?

A QAP is a bachelors, masters, or PhD academic degree program in safety, health, and the environment (SH&E) whose required course curriculum has been reviewed by BCSP and has been found to be a substantial match to the current Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) examination blueprint.

Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), a BCSP-approved credential necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®). It is only available to SH&E graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards.

What are the benefits to a student who becomes a GSP?

  • Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice.

  • Recognition for being on a path toward the CSP certification.

  • A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility.

  • A certificate awarding the GSP designation.

  • Inclusion in the BCSP Credential Holder Directory and a digital badge.

  • Access to the BCSP Career Center.(