Degree Requirements

A minimum of 36 credits is required.

Students who lack an appropriate background may be admitted and required to make up deficiencies by taking a program of bridge courses that is designed in consultation with graduate advisors. These courses are taken in addition to the degree requirements and may include undergraduate courses.

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 36 degree credits required, all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll each semester in IE 791 Graduate Seminar.

M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health (courses only)

Required Courses
EM 633Legal Aspects of Health and Safety3
IE 604Advanced Engineering Statistics3
IE 614Safety Engineering Methods3
IE 615Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health3
IE 665Applied Industrial Ergonomics3
IE 685Systems Safety3
Elective Courses
Select six of the following:18
Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Biomechanics of Human Structure and Motion
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Quantitative Environmental Risk Assessment
Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists
Product Liability Control
Man-Machine Systems
Cognitive Engineering
Advanced Ergonomics
Human Design Factors in Engineering
Safety in Facility and Product Design
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Occupational Safety and Health
Industrial Safety and Health Evaluation
Master'S Project
Independent Research
Noise Control
Total Credits36

M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health (Master's thesis)

Required Courses
EM 633Legal Aspects of Health and Safety3
IE 604Advanced Engineering Statistics3
IE 614Safety Engineering Methods3
IE 615Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health3
IE 665Applied Industrial Ergonomics3
IE 685Systems Safety3
Thesis 1
IE 7016
Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Biomechanics of Human Structure and Motion
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Quantitative Environmental Risk Assessment
Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists
Product Liability Control
Man-Machine Systems
Cognitive Engineering
Advanced Ergonomics
Human Design Factors in Engineering
Safety in Facility and Product Design
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Occupational Safety and Health
Industrial Safety and Health Evaluation
Master'S Project
Independent Research
Noise Control
Total Credits36
1

Required for NIOSH; trainees; optional for all others.