Program Overview

University of Central Missouri offers a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management that is ideal for students who wish to enhance knowledge that may be used to practice occupational safety and health. Prospective students must already have an undergraduate degree and want to pursue the next step in furthering their education. Participants will advance their skills in writing, communication, and organization. Graduates who earn this degree may be employed in positions which require them to work in teams in order to protect people, property, or the environment.

The MS in Occupational Safety Management consists of 33 total credit hours that may be completed in little as two years. Students are required to finish required core courses, elective coursework, and thesis work in order to successfully complete the program. Topics that the curriculum explores include safety programs, industrial hygiene, hazard management, and more. In addition to required courses, students will complete thesis work which will allow students to perform, interpret, and explain research that is valuable to working with safety management. Required courses and thesis work offered are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be fully prepared to enter this field and promote safety and health.

In order to accommodate for different preferences of students, classes are available in a completely online format. Students have the convenience of not commuting to campus and completing all of the work from home. Through this program, students are able to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree. Enrolled students will be able to fulfill other roles besides being a student. Participants may also complete the program while maintaining employment and family commitments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri, located in Warrensburg, Missouri, is a four-year, public university originally known as State Normal School District, #2. It later became Warrensburg Teachers College and went through several other name changes before becoming the University of Central Missouri in 1996. UCM focuses on "preparing its students to succeed in a world that is quickly changing. UCM’s academics, opportunities for leadership and programs provide students with the skills, experience and knowledge that will help them succeed in life."

    UCM offers programs for bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Harman College of Business and Professional Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Health, Science and Technology
    • Honors College

    Select online bachelor's and master's degrees are available through UCM Online. Online instructors are the same as classroom instructors.


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