Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog Program: Occupational Safety Management M.A. or M.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Occupational Safety Management M.A. or M.S.

(33 credits minimum)

The master’s degree program in Occupational Safety Management requires a minimum of 33 credit hours of which at least one-half must be at the 600 level. A minimum of 18 to 24 credits (depending on the area of specialization) must be taken within the department, and a minimum of six credit hours must be taken outside the department. Two degrees are offered: the M.A., requiring a six-credit thesis; and the M.S., which entails a three-credit individual field research project. The minimum time to complete the course of study on a full-time basis is normally one full calendar year. It would be realistic, however, to plan for more than one year of study if the thesis option is selected.

The Occupational Safety Management program is intended for persons interested in achieving managerial positions in industrial safety. The curriculum provides a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge of safety administration. It emphasizes the skills and methodologies of problem solving and analysis so critical for sophisticated planners and managers in the private and public sectors of occupational safety and health. Content areas include systems safety, human factors engineering, program management and evaluation, safety law, and policy analysis. Employment opportunities are usually found in industry; federal, state, and local government agencies; insurance companies; the military; labor unions; consulting firms; and health care facilities.



Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
TMGT 607 - Statistics for Experimental Research in Technology 3 credits
TMGT 698 - Research Methods 3 credits


Choose 12 credits of the following*:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SFTY 605 - Occupational Systems Analysis 3 credits
SFTY 606 - Human Factors/Ergonomics in Safety Management 3 credits
SFTY 608 - Safety Legislation, Litigation, and Compliance 3 credits
SFTY 610 - Safety Inspection, Assessment, and Control 3 credits
SFTY 616 - Administration Procedures for Occupational Safety Management 3 credits
SFTY 627 - Safe Transportation and Management of Hazardous Materials 3 credits


  • 0-6 credits non-departmental courses as approved by advisor


  • 6-12 credits of College of Technology courses approved by advisor.

Culminating Experience:

Choose one of the following:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SFTY 629 - Field Research Project in Health or Safety 3 credits
SFTY 699 - Master’s Thesis 6 credits