Affordability and Credibility
University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering offers a convenient, online alternative for students who wish to pursue the M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health, but need the flexibility afforded by online classes. You will receive the same quality instruction as those taking face-to-face classes delivered by highly experienced professors who will equip you to keep growing in this industry and solidify your career as a leader in the effort to protect workers and the community they serve.
Businesses along the Gulf Coast are the primary employers of health and safety professionals in the nation, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Texas Workforce Commission indicates a 20 percent growth in jobs the region.
Learn at Your Convenience
The online M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health caters to the needs of busy professionals who want to find ways to advance their careers on the schedule that best suits their life. This 36-hour program prepares students who have a background in occupational safety and health to obtain further academic training in occupational health and safety. Although classes are offered online, you can still take advantage of collaboration opportunities and interact with your professors. UHCL has been meeting the need for qualified professionals in this field for years.
The Occupational Safety and Health M.S. specializations in Industrial Hygiene, Safety
and the online option are approved by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
(IHMM) for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM). The IHMM certifies health
and safety professionals.
The Occupational Safety and Health Program specializations in Industrial Hygiene, Safety and the online option are recognized as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), a BCSP-approved credential necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®). It is only available to graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards.
Invest a Little for a Big Return
UHCL's undergraduate tuition and fees are among the most affordable among Texas public institutions.
*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.
Gain Practical Knowledge
With an emphasis on STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, the online M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health will prepare you for a leadership role setting and maintaining health and safety standards in work environments across most industries. Courses include:
- Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)
- OSHA Regulations
- Recognition of Occupational Diseases
- Control of Occupational and Environmental Hazards
- Human Factors Engineering
- Radiation Protection
- Air Pollution
Increase Your Professional Value
The focused training and skills you will receive at UHCL are highly sought by employers in Texas. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and Texas Workforce Commission indicates a 20 percent growth in jobs near the Gulf Coast. Businesses near this region are the primary employers of health and safety professionals in the nation. Your career options with an M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health include:
- Health and safety coordinator or director
- Industrial hygienist
- Safety engineer
Grow Your Career on Your Terms
Across 36 credit hours, this degree* prepares you to extend your career into the expansive world of occupational safety and health, whether you’re in the engineering or science field.
*Pre-requisite foundation courses may be required.