Master of Science in Environmental, Health, and Safety Management
The last decade has seen significant changes in how organizations view and manage environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues. Increasingly, companies are capitalizing on the synergies among these three areas by managing them together creating a need for professionals who are cross-trained in all three functions. The emergence of voluntary standards and codes of conduct, including international standards, coupled with the need to manage costs and limit resources has resulted in a trend to go beyond regulatory compliance. Now, companies work toward sustainability through the use of environmental, health, and safety management systems, which are integrated into key business processes.
RIT’s master of science degree in environmental, health, and safety management was developed by experienced professionals and designed to provide students with a solid foundation in both the technical and managerial aspects of developing, designing, and implementing environmental, health, and safety systems. The program utilizes an integrated systems focus to ensure that students can:
- identify and leverage the regulatory, voluntary, and business drivers for environmental, health, and safety programs;
- design and implement effective management systems and programs;
- design and implement performance measurement processes to verify effectiveness; and
- demonstrate how an effective environmental, health, and safety management system adds value to the organization.
Flexible learning options
The program is available in two learning formats, on campus or through online learning, and may be completed in 15 months of full-time study, or in two years of part-time study. Students can tailor an individual program of study by complementing core and foundation courses with professional electives that match their academic and career interests.
To be considered for admission to the MS program in environmental, health and safety management, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.
- Have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 (B) over the junior- and senior-level years.
- Have completed at least 9 semester hours of college-level science coursework, with at least 3 semester credit hours in each of the following categories: chemistry, biology, and physics. (Applicants with appropriate professional certification who do not meet the minimum level of science coursework will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if they are eligible for admission.)
- Have completed at least one college-level course in statistics.
- Submit two writing samples to demonstrate written communication skills.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate coursework.
- Submit a clearly written one-page statement of purpose.
- Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
- Complete a graduate application.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
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Last updated April 25, 2018