Program Overview

Trained professionals are responsible for designing buildings and safety systems to keep employees safe; others are trained in disposal management and proper procedures for disposal. For any sort of production, disposal is required for waste products. This is the science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards resulting from the work environment. For any sort of hazard control, a professional is brought on in order to design systems and procedures for safety control, maintain those systems to keep those systems working correctly, or audit those systems to determine the quality of their controls to see if they meet a required code for safety.

Columbia Southern University offers the Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health degree for those seeking growth as professionals in the fields of safety & 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 Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in three years. 

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, advanced ergonomics, research methodology, advanced industrial hygiene, fire prevention technology, toxicology, emergency management and safety system engineering. The master’s degree is a prestigious degree and represents the intelligence, diligence, and dedication of the holder. A degree in Occupational Safety & Health shows that the professional with the Master’s is a leader in their field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    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).


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


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

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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