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Master of Science in
Occupational Safety Management

Designed for those seeking to advance their current careers or launch new ones, this program features special emphasis on safety challenges in aviation and aerospace.

The world is a dangerous place. Mitigating risk in the workplace, whether natural or man-made, is a critical skill and big business. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), occupational injuries and illness cost companies $170 billion each year. It’s no wonder that employers need safety professionals to protect their employees, property and profits.

Whether you are looking to advance your current position or are seeking a career change, Embry-Riddle’s Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management prepares students to effectively manage workplace safety and health hazards in a range of environments.

Through rigorous academic experience, students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed as a safety professional or a leader in the safety, health and environmental fields.

The median salary for full-time safety, health and environmental professionals is $98,000 according to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and demand for these professionals is projected to grow 7% through 2030.

Professionals who hold graduate degrees in safety and health are in high demand and will be for some time. Upon completion of the program, the focused skills gained in this specialized degree will distinguish students as knowledgeable safety and health management professionals. With this distinction, graduates will be ready to take on environmental and occupational safety and health leadership positions, including director of safety, safety manager, safety consultant, environmental health and safety compliance officer and loss-control manager – in virtually every occupational setting — from manufacturing, healthcare and construction to military and government.

The master’s degree program in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM) is offered both on campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, or 100% online through the Worldwide/Online Campus.