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Occupational Safety Management M.S./M.A.
Indiana State University offers the master of science (M.S.) and the master of arts (M.A.) in occupational safety management to students who are interested in advancing their careers or education in business or industrial safety management.
- This is a 33-credit-hour (minimum) master's program.
- A full calendar year is the minimum time for completion; however, realistically one should plan for two years of study. The degree is to be achieved in no more than seven years (exceptions only granted in accordance with College of Graduate and Professional Studies policy).
- A field research project is required for an M.S. and a master's thesis for the M.A.
Graduates of this program are qualified to be specialists who have the expertise to:
- Evaluate and control chemical, physical, and biological hazards in business and industrial environments
- Analyze individual and group safety policies and performances
- Advise organizations of safety and health hazards and appropriate corrective action to address identified hazards
- Promote occupational safety through routine inspection, assessment, and control
- Provide effective training for organizations to individuals in the role of supervisor/manager in Health and Safety
All courses are offered on-line. On-campus visits are not required. High-speed Internet access is required.
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Applicants must meet at least one of the following to satisfy the minimum requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in a safety management related field
- Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution, with coursework in the following areas:
- One semester college-level chemistry
- One semester of college algebra, trigonometry, or calculus
- Have completed two years of professional work experience within the field (as approved by the department)
- Hold personal proficiency recognition via certification
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Occupational Safety Management Program is accredited by The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
- Apply online.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809-1904. E-transcripts should be sent to email@example.com
- Submit a $35.00 (nonrefundable) application fee, payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit payment to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809.
- Submit a letter of interest describing academic and/or employment experience as well as the reasons for pursuing the master's degree. Submit the letter to: Safety Management Program, Built Environment Department, Indiana State University, 650 Cherry Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809.
- Submit a current resume (1-2 pages) to: Safety Management Program, Built Environment Department, Indiana State University, 650 Cherry Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809.
- International applicants must submit official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or provide equivalent evidence of language proficiency. Submit scores to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809.
Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including e-mail, and University announcements.
Note: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended ISU for more than two calendar years.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure admission. Applications received after these deadlines will be accepted and every attempt made to ensure consideration for the desired semester or term.
- Fall semester: June 1
- Spring semester: November 1
- Summer session: April 1
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Financial Aid & Assistance:
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
Further Information:College of Technology
Department of Built Environment
Indiana State University
650 Cherry Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Distance Education Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU distance education programs may not be available in all states. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.