Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Master of Science in Safety Science


3700 Willow Creek Road

Prescott, AZ 86301-3720

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Safety Science

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The 36-credit Executive Master of Science in Safety Science (EMSSS) program allows students to earn a degree from a distance. Participation in three weekend-long on-campus lab sessions per semester are required. This assures that the student not only develops a theoretical understanding and knowledge of occupational health and safety concepts, but also continuously builds and strengthens professional practice and lab skills. At time of graduation, the student will be a self-assured and transformed professional with a solid academic background and skill set that will stand out to hiring managers.

The EMSSS program meets standards which qualify graduates for the Board of Certified Safety Professional’s Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. Courses and topics covered in the program include Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, Safety Training & Leadership, and Human Factors. As the world's most respected university in aviation and aerospace education, experience additional opportunities to learn aviation safety and aircraft accident investigation in our one-of-a-kind aircraft accident laboratory.

All students learn how to apply research and scientific techniques to real-world settings and industry situations. Students practice incident and accident investigation, biomechanic and industrial hygiene evaluation, safety program development and management, and much more alongside experts in our multiple labs and in partnership with industry and government. Our graduates have been hired by a variety of agencies, including the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, Amazon, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, as well as numerous agencies in the private sector.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — including the Daytona Beach Campus, the Prescott Campus and the Worldwide Campus — is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

International Student Requirements:

We welcome applications from international students. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our students who come from more than 25 nations. Here are the items that Admissions needs to receive from an international applicant: Official TOEFL scores (if applicable). Embry-Riddle's school code is 4305. An IELTS score of 6.0 can be accepted in place of the TOEFL. Be sure to request that IELTS send your scores directly to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. All international graduate applicants who have any educational experience outside the United States are required to provide an official evaluation in English including the cumulative grade point average. The evaluation must be certified by a credential evaluation company approved by Embry-Riddle (i.e. World Education Services, Inc.).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1392 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 16704 (based on six credits per semester) USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 16704 (based on six credits per semester) USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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