Indiana State University

210 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809

Occupational Safety Management M.S./M.A.

Program Details

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, offers a Master of Science and Master of Arts in Occupational Safety Management degree. This program is offered completely online.

The curriculum is a minimum of 33 credit hours; the number of credits needed is dependent upon the type of degree selected. At least half of the credits earned in this program must be taken at the 600-level or higher in order to graduate. Students who wish to complete a M.S. degree must complete a field research project (3 credits); students who wish to complete a M.A. degree must complete a Master’s Thesis (6 credits). The program can be completed in one year as a full-time student, though part-time study is available as well. Students must finish the program within seven years. This degree is ideal for professionals working in business or industrial safety management.

All students must take two research classes: Research Methodology in Health Sciences and Research Design and Data Analysis in Health and Human Performance. Students must also complete 12 credits of safety courses, six credits of non-departmental courses, and three to six credits of health, safety, and environmental health sciences courses.

For the safety courses, students have the following options: Occupational Systems Analysis; Human Factors/Ergonomics in Safety Management; Transportation Management; Safety Legislation, Litigation, and Compliance; Applied Communications in Health Professions; Safety Inspection, Assessment, and Control; and Supervision and Management in Health Professions.

Program Overview:

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    100% Online
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    Per Semester Credit
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  • Fees Overview :

    Online Education Delivery Fee per Course: $50

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  • International Students Accepted:
    Maybe - Contact School
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Students must hold a baccalaureate degree in a safety management related field, granted by a regionally accredited institution, with coursework in the following areas: one semester college-level chemistry and one semester of college algebra, trigonometry, or calculus. Additionally, students must have completed two years of professional work experience within the field (as approved by the department), and hold personal proficiency recognition via certification.


Students must be residing in either the United States or Canada, with the exception of U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering



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