Online Master’s in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences
Gain the latest knowledge and professional connections in the high-demand safety industry with Keene State’s 36-credit online master’s program. With your master’s degree, you will expand your opportunities in careers such as loss control, risk management, organizational safety, environmental health and safety, consulting, and more.
Flexibility: You’ll move through our all-online program at your own pace, either part time or full time, so you can study while you hold a job or move quickly into the work world with your advanced degree in hand. We’ll help you chart out a plan that works for your needs, on your schedule.
Excellence: You’ll embark on a program of high-quality coursework that aligns with cutting-edge workplace needs.
Preparation: You’ll gain the expertise and agility needed to stay current in a fast-changing field.
Faculty: You’ll study with seasoned professionals with experience in the workplace and in the classroom.
Networking: You’ll join a talented group of graduates in management and leadership positions nationwide. In addition, our professors have deep industry connections and will help you grow your professional network.
Value: You’ll find competitive tuition costs matched with small classes and individual attention to give you the best bang for your buck.
Certification: Qualified Academic Program (QAP) recognition from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals provides a streamlined path to Certified Safety Professional status – which can increase earning potential by as much as $30,000 a year.
Hireability: Join alumni who have completed this proven, respected program, who are sought after by employers.
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QAP: A Leg Up to Success
The Qualified Academic Program status recognizes that our graduates are prepared for entry into, or advancement in, professional safety practice. These students receive the ability to waive the Associate Safety Professional examination requirement on their path to Certified Safety Professional eligibility, which is a significant leg up to professional success.
– Linda Martin, faculty member
“It’s been really helpful”
I served 20 years in the Navy and now have a civilian job as a safety specialist. The master’s program offered me the opportunity to close some knowledge gaps and make me a better contributor to the organization, and it’s been really helpful with my current job—I received a promotion even before I graduated.
– Edward Ganiere MS ’19, Navy OSH Specialist based at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
“I can study at my own pace”
When I was ready for advanced study, I knew I wanted to come back to Keene State because my experience here was terrific. I work full time, with long hours, and it’s very convenient to be able to study at my own pace – the online aspect made it feasible for me to pursue a graduate degree. I plan to finish in about two years.
– Sage Bedard ’16, Master’s Program Student, Staff Health & Safety Specialist Haley & Aldrich
“We look to Keene State when we hire”
Keene State is one of the primary institutions we look to for filling occupational safety and health openings for our department. We’re certainly interested in master’s grads – that would indicate dedication toward construction safety, as well as more experience and institutional knowledge.
– Doug LaPlante ’00, Safety Director, Boston Business Unit, Turner Construction Company