Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management
University of Central Missouri

Program Details

The online MS in Occupational Safety Management degree program from University of Central Missouri prepares students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health program in a variety of occupational settings. Graduates are equipped to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards
  • Recognize the importance of contemporary, global, and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health
  • Develop, coordinate, and/or participate on multidisciplinary teams to protect people, property, and the environment
  • Analyze injury, illness, and liability trends to help establish priority direction
  • Organize limited resources for optimum risk control
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate hazard control processes for a performance safety program


This program requires 30-36 credits for completion.

  • Official transcripts
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Additional requirements by concentration are as follows:
    • Professional Certification Area – Possession of GSP, ASP, or CSP certification
    • Work Experience Area – A minimum of 1 year of full time work experience with at least 50% safety related job duties. Work experience must be documented from one of the following:
      • Eligibility to sit for the ASP exam – eligibility letter from BCSP must be submitted with application to the program. OR
      • Possession of current certification in good standing of any of the following certifications through the BCSP: 
        • Safety Management Specialist (SMS)
        • Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST)
        • Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST)
        • Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
        • Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC)
    • Foundation Area – one semester each of chemistry and physics (one with a lab),college algebra, and statistics AND
      • Applicant must submit a 3-5 page essay that demonstrates writing skills

School Accreditation Statement

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