Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health

The Professional Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health Management (PMOSH) program is a terminal degree for industry professionals with 3-5 years of work experience. It is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully define and manage complex safety and health programs. As opposed to a Master of Science degree, which typically has a research focus and serves as a gateway to a PhD program, the PMOSH program provides an applied, practical educational experience through projects, teamwork and industry-relevant case studies. Students gain real-world experience by collaborating in a team environment through a hybrid of online and in-person learning. They learn how to think strategically to determine strengths in their company’s safety and health management systems while also identifying areas of risks. The six-semester program is delivered on-line and includes three campus visits where students will collaborate in groups and deliver final presentations at the end of the program. Through the ten-course curriculum, students study topics areas including fundamentals of occupational safety and health (OSH) and its standards, technologies that can be implemented on OSH, communication skills, and business aspects of OSH.


To earn the PMOSH degree, students must complete ten courses.

Required/Core Courses for PMOSH
BCP 8803Special Topics (Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health Program Management)3
BCP 8813Special Topics (Industrial Hygiene Principles and Health Hazards)3
BCP 8823Special Topics (Hazardous Materials Management)3
BCP 8833Special Topics (Occupational Safety and Health Principles)3
BCP 8843Special Topics (Advanced Safety Principles)3
BCP 8853Special Topics (Applied Ergonomics)3
BCP 6700Issues Occup Sfty & Hlth3
BCP 6800Culture & Leadership S&H3
BCP 6900Econ Risk Fin Ins Safety3
BCP 6950Occu Safety & Health Caps3
Total Credit Hours30


Admission to the Professional Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health (PMOSH) program is based on an applicant’s professional experience, prior education, and competencies. Please be sure to fulfill the following requirements and gather the items below before beginning the application process: 

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited school with a competitive GPA of at least 3.0. 
  2. Proof of English Proficiency (i.e., TOEFL). Exempted if degree was earned from a university where English is the language of instruction.
  3. At least one year of professional work experience (post-Bachelor’s degree) in a safety and health general industry or construction related fields. 
  4. Three letters of recommendation. Letters should come from past and current supervisors, outlining your skills and capabilities, and describing why you should be considered for admission. 
  5. A required essay/statement of purpose (no more than one page). The essay/statement of purpose should include: 
    1. Why you should be considered? 
    2. What experience you can bring to the program? 
    3. What you expect to take away from the program to enhance your professional career? 
  6. A resume including work and educational experience.
  7. An official transcript sent from each accredited school in which you received a degree. 

Application deadline, including all supporting documents, is May 1 for the fall cohort