Safety and accident prevention is not to be taken for granted. It requires professionals trained in recognition, evaluation, and control of multi-layered safety hazards. Our Safety Science graduate students obtain the technical and managerial knowledge and skills necessary to practice occupational health and safety in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, mining, construction, energy, oil and gas, insurance, consulting, health care, and many more. In addition, our expertise in aviation safety is internationally recognized, and our faculty are frequently consulted by national media.
Our Master of Science degree program offers a full-time, comprehensive study in safety. The program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) and approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Qualified Academic Program-- meaning that, upon completion, students are designated a Graduate Safety Practitioner and have made progress toward the national Certified Safety Practitioner certification.
The Master of Science degree program is also recognized by the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) program, and approved by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). Graduating students from the program can apply for the ASHM credential without an exam requirement or application fee. The ASHM designation is an important step to gain Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification, often leading to executive career opportunities.
Department of Safety Science including the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are housed conveniently in the Robertson Aviation Safety Center at the Prescott campus, promoting daily interaction with other students and faculty.