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Safety Programs

A future in occupational safety

by the numbers


96%
of our ms ssem graduates are Employed*
64%
received a salary increase upon degree completion*
91%
ms ssem graduates agreed that it helped them be more competitive in the job marketplace*
New Jobs in occupational health and safety are expected by 2022**

*2012 graduate survey   **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What can you do with an

Online safety degree?


Identify hazards in occupational and educational settings

Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment and practices for compliance with corporate and government safety regulations

Design and implement processes and procedures that help protect and save lives in crisis

Conduct training on a variety of topics such as emergency preparedness

Investigate accidents and incidents for preventive measures

Our graduates hold titles such as:

  • Safety Directors and Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Safety and Health Coordinators
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Assets Protection Coordinators
Why Choose

EKU Online?


In the world of safety, the job landscape is growing, yet competitive. An online safety degree or certificate from EKU can put you on the path to earn more responsibility, enjoy new career opportunities and protect more lives. You can enjoy the flexibility of our interactive format and gain a competitive edge by applying your newfound knowledge in the field and earning a valuable credential.
earn credit for your

Training and professional experience


  • Find out how you can use your prior OSHA training hours to earn up to 12 credits toward our BSOS degree and 6 credits toward our MS SSEM.

  • Document your work in the field, send us a portfolio of your experience, and you may be eligible to earn BSOS credit.

We also partner with several other safety training organizations throughout the industry. If you’ve worked with any of these agencies, you may be eligible for MS SSEM credit:

  • Loss Prevention Foundation
  • National Fire Academy
  • U.S. Army (Homeland Security & Safety)
  • National Safety Management Society