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Program Details

While scientists and everyday people are becoming more aware of our effect on the environment, the federal governments along with other national governments have mandated a certain level of regulation in business. As a result, specialized professionals with an understanding of environmental regulations can either act as advisors to businesses or auditors for environmental agencies.  These regulations are intended to prevent damage of local ecosystems, prevent the release of pollution into the environment and protect animal and plant species which are at risk or in danger. Every kind of business whether undertaking production or construction, must verify that they meet all environmental safety regulations or the face fines or injunctions which would result in a stoppage of production.

Columbia Southern University offers the Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health with a specialization in Environmental Management degree for those seeking growth as professionals in the fields of safety, environment, & health. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education, because at this point, students are professionals who may not be able to meet the needs of a normal class schedule. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning.

The curriculum involved in this course is for students who are now experienced professionals, seeking advanced education in safety & accident prevention, safety engineering, training & development, ergonomics, research methodology, advanced industrial hygiene, fire protection technology, toxicology, advanced air quality control, advanced pollution prevention, advanced solid waste management, and industrial & hazardous waste management. The master’s degree is a prestigious degree and represents the intelligence, diligence, and dedication of the holder. A degree in Occupational Safety & Health with a specialization in Environmental Management shows that the professional with the Master’s is a leader in their field.


The minimum requirement for graduate acceptance is a conferred bachelors degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.