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Master of Science in
Safety Science

The Master of Science in Safety Science program at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus provides students with technical skills and practical experience, equipping them to address industry compliance standards or provide expertise in aircraft accident investigations. ERAU’s highly regarded graduate program in Safety Science is the only one of its type to offer both Aviation Safety and Occupational Health & Safety in one program.

Positions within the safety science career are expected to grow 14 percent through 2019, which is faster than the average for all occupations. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that prospects are especially strong for graduates whose broad knowledge lies in more than one health and safety specialty.

The federal government also continues to be a leading employer of safety science professionals.

At the Prescott Campus, students learn with experts in the Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab, the most complete facility of its kind in the nation, and the only one at any university. This “crash lab” enables students to get hands-on experience of select aircraft accident scenarios.

Students will have opportunities for full immersion in the program through diverse internships and a variety of clubs and professional organizations, like the American Society of Safety Engineers, Flight Safety Foundation, and International Society of Air Safety Investigators.


About Safety Science at the Prescott, AZ Campus

The Master of Science in Safety Science degree program qualifies students for specialized positions in a rapidly growing, highly paid and exciting field, and provides job placement assistance upon graduation. Safety is a critical part of aviation, manufacturing and industrial design. This program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to practice occupational health and safety programs in any workplace. 

The Master of Science in Safety Science degree is housed in the College of Aviation and is recognized by the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) program, and approved by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). Graduating students from the program can apply for the ASHM credential without an exam requirement or application fee. The ASHM designation is an important step to gain Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification, often leading to executive career opportunities.

Students can concentrate on safety in an aviation environment or a more general occupational safety.

The degree program produces safety professionals who are skilled in providing safety management expertise in aviation/aerospace, military, and numerous other industries.

Graduates will be able to provide leadership, training, and guidance in safety implementation and compliance issues involving EPA, OSHA, DOD, FAA, DOE, NTSB and state health, and workplace standards.

Assistantships are available for well-qualified applicants.

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