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Online Master in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences

Online Master in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences

Keene State College’s online M.S. in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science is designed for motivated students who are ready to engage in a personalized plan of study that is meaningful, relevant and demonstrates that they possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions of seasoned professionals.

Completion of this program will help individuals improve their ability to anticipate, evaluate, and control hazards within the workplace to protect the health and safety of employees. Students will find this program to be very accessible and full of content that will help them successfully face the philosophical, technological and managerial challenges emerging in professional safety and occupational health practice around the world.

As a result of this program, students will demonstrate competence in critical and creative thinking, quantitative and technological literacy, advanced management, and writing skills. These abilities are the essential tools used by confident and competent leaders in the safety profession who initiate innovative technical solutions that are balanced with moral and ethical considerations in all sectors of professional practice. 

Advantages of the M.S. in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science Program

  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Available fully online with no on campus requirement
  • Can be completed part-time while working or as a full-time student
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career
  • Small class size and individualized attention
  • Exceptional tuition value

M.S. In Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the M.S. in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to identify contemporary issues and solve applied safety science and occupational health problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Formulate or design a system process or program to meet identified safety and occupational health outcomes
  • Communicate effectively and actively contribute toward the goals of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understand the direct and indirect effects of business and safety program decisions to worker health and safety
  • Reflect on personal performance to address a broad range of professional and ethical responsibilities related to professional safety and occupational health practice
  • Research, acquire and apply techniques, skills, and technical-scientific methods and tools to affect safety outcomes.

Course Breakdown

Term Coursework
Term 1 Fall Current Issues in Safety
Best Practices in Safety
Applied Occupational Health
Term 2 Spring Safety Management Systems
Risk and Safety
Advanced Safety Research
Term 3 Summer Leading Safety Changes
Legal and Ethical Issues
Graduate Practicum

Tuition and Fees

2018-19 RatesIn-stateOut-of-stateFees
Part-Time Matriculated, Credit$530$580$111
Continuing Education, Credit$530$580$29

Contact Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

603-358-2290
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435
kscgraduatestudies@keene.edu