Occupational Safety Management (M.S.)


Indiana State University offers the online master of science (M.S.) in occupational safety management (OSM) to students who are interested in advancing their careers or education in business or industrial safety management.

  • This is a 30-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).
  • The program comes with thesis and non-thesis options.
  • All courses are offered on-line. On-campus visits are not required.
  • The online master's degrees in occupational safety management is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

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

Required Courses

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.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005