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Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences

Master of Science

Keene State College's 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. Safety and occupational health professionals 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 the world today. Candidates for this Master of Science degree will enjoy the guidance and mentorship of KSC faculty, engaging coursework, seminar discussions, field work, readings, professional conferences, and opportunities to engage in meaningful and useful research.

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 who initiate innovative technical solutions that are balanced with moral and ethical considerations in public and private sectors.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to the M.S. Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences must meet the requirements for graduate study at Keene State College and submit an Application for Graduate Study, including required materials to the Graduate Studies Office. For additional information, refer to the Graduate Application.

Major Requirements

36 credits

SAFE 601 Current Issues in Safety
SAFE 602 Best Practices in Safety
SAFE 603 Applied Occupational Health
SAFE 604 Leading Safety Change
SAFE 605 Safety Management Systems
SAFE 610 Risk and Safety
SAFE 620 Legal and Ethical Issues
SAFE 655 Advanced Safety Research

Capstone Experience

4 credits

Select one of the following:

  • SAFE 695 Graduate Practicum
  • SAFE 696 Applied Safety Research
  • SAFE 699 Thesis

Degree Requirements

36 credits

Candidates who have graduated from the Safety Honors program by completing two SAFE 600 (totaling 8 credits) level courses with a minimum of B, as undergraduates, will not be required to repeat those courses in the Graduate program.