Residential and Executive Master of Science in
Safety Science


Program Overview - 

Are you beginning a career as a safety professional and want to advance quickly? Our 36-credit Executive MS in Safety Science is for you! Applicants can choose the format that best suits their needs:

  • Our residential Master of Science degree program offers a full-time, comprehensive study in safety, as well as the complete Embry-Riddle student experience. 

  • Our new flexible Executive Master of Science program allows students to study from the comfort of their home, at their own pace*. Travel to attend hands-on training experiences at the ERAU Prescott, Arizona campus only three weekends per semester. 

Regardless of where you are in your life or career, there is a way for you to pursue your passion for safety and receive a top-quality education. 

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.

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What You Will Learn

Manage Occupational Health and Safety Programs

Ensure safety for employees and customers


Control, analyze, and prevent workplace hazards


Lead accident investigations and plan for prevention


Put safety regulations into action

Why ERAU Is Your Best Option

The MS in Safety Science is a qualified academic program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and graduates earn the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. 

ERAU's reputation for excellence attracts faculty of the highest degree; established leaders within their fields who provide a diverse background allowing students to gain context in all aspects of safety discipline.

ERAU has robust ties to a variety of industries and is a reliable source for many employment recruiters.


Our flexible, on-campus lab sessions allow you to keep your job while completing your master's degree, and is a unique way to develop hands-on skills with top experts while continuing to grow in your career--your workplace becomes your lab; your classmates become your colleagues. 


ERAU offers access to state-of-the-art Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene Labs, in addition to the largest university-owned Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab in the U.S.


The MS in Safety Science is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

The Ideal Student

Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.

Has a passion for the sciences, math, and problem solving.


Cares about the safety of the people they work with.


Dedicated to the proper handling and maintenance of workplace equipment. 


Would enjoy using data analysis and problem solving to make informed decisions. 


Has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.



How Does the EMSS Program Work? - 

Complete assignments and participate in online discussion forums from home with your professors only a call or email away. Required, on-campus lab sessions occur three weekends per semester, provide a conference-like atmosphere, and follow a set schedule including lectures, guest speakers, and socializing with peers. 


*The Executive MS in Safety Science is limited to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and a variety of work visa holders.

The on-campus MS in Safety Science accepts applications from all students. 

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Contact Us

Prescott Campus Admissions
Phone: 928-777-6600
Toll-free: 800-888-3728
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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