When it comes to your career, why play it safe?


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No GRE for applicants with an undergrad GPA of 2.5 or higher

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Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework

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Nationally and internationally recognized faculty

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Build foundational knowledge for 21st century safety concerns

Eastern Kentucky University Online offers a safety, security and emergency management master’s that can help you craft your leadership style, build your expertise and better position you for career advancement.


36 credits total, 12 credits for concentration courses, 2.5 years to complete

Build your expertise in one of the several specializations and learn from top experts in the safety arena.

Course Highlights

Orange ShieldConstruction Safety

SSE 840 Technical Construction Safety Management 3 Credits
SSE 832 Construction Safety 3 Credits

Blue ShieldCorporate Security Operations

HLS 810 Infrastructure Protection and Risk Analysis 3 Credits
HLS 850 Foundations in Cybersecurity Management 3 Credits

Green ShieldEmergency Management and Disaster Resilience

HLS 830 Achieving Long-Term Disaster Resilience 3 Credits
HLS 831 Evolution of Emergency Management 3 Credits

Healthcare Safety

SSE 866 Special Topics in Healthcare Safety 3 Credits
SSE 867 Safety & Security Across the Healthcare Continuum 3 Credits

Yellow ShieldOccupational Safety

SSE 834 Corporate Compliance 3 Credits
SSE 845 Personal/Environmental Hazards 3 Credits

Safety Leadership and Management

SSE 842 Safety Ethics 3 Credits
SSE 843 Human Resources & Change Management for Safety Professionals 3 Credits

Supply Chain Safety and Security

SSE 856 Global Supply Chain Operations, Analytics and Security 3 Credits
SSE 857 Global Supply Chain Risk & Resilience 3 Credits

General Admission Requirements

Graduate Program

  • No GRE for applicants with a 2.5 undergraduate GPA or higher
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • If you hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited school the GRE may be waived

Certificate Program

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Achieved an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 overall to be granted a clear admittance
  • Submit official transcripts from the university that granted your baccalaureate degree

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