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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720
Master of Science in Safety Science
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.
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