Leaders don’t just change lives. They can also preserve, protect and save them.

Ready to Take Your Career in Safety Further?

In the workplace. In our schools. At our borders. On our streets. No matter where threats to safety exist, modern society needs leaders who are calm, prepared, knowledgeable and courageous. Ensuring safety is more than quick action in the moment; it’s also preparing for the moment.

At EKU Online, our master’s degree and graduate certificate options are the vehicles that can help elevate your career to the next level. Our online Master’s in Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Safety offers seven unique concentrations for your to tailor your education around your desired career in safety. As an online student at EKU, you’ll benefit from:

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Graduate in as few as 2 years.

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Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework.

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Improve your education while remaining active as a safety professional.

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Benefit from EKU’s interactive course delivery and discussion boards.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

You can receive credit for up to 6 hours upon completion of 480 hours of OTI training and two topical seminar courses. Learn more about other training that can help you earn master’s credit.

Rankings and Accreditation

  • Ranked among the “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News & World Report for 2022
  • Ranked among the “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report for 2022
  • Ranked in the top 25 for “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report for 2022
  • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)

Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Safety Leadership Concentration

The experts who guide us through challenges associated with urgent and dangerous situations create an impact that goes beyond physical well-being. With our Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Safety Leadership, you can prepare to inspire the way people approach occupational hazards in the workplace. You’ll study the fundamental concepts of ethical practice for safety professionals as well as important compliance issues facing those in this type of leadership role, including human resource and employment laws that support fair practices.

What you can learn

Security threats impact every industry, but in different ways, such as fraud, terrorism and disgruntled employees. Each requires a specific level of protection from physical and digital attacks. That’s why organizations and institutions rely on assertive and effective leadership to manage each crisis.

Choose EKU’s Safety Leadership Concentration and you can:

  • Qualify for positions like safety manager, compliance manager, emergency management director or health and safety engineer
  • Earn the specialized skills that make companies look to you when disaster strikes
  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Enhance your credentials with one of EKU’s graduate-level certificates

Online Safety Leadership Courses - 12 Credit Hours

SSE 842 Safety Ethics 3 Credits
SSE 843 Human Resources & Change Management for Safety Professionals 3 Credits
SSE 815 SSEM Administration 3 Credits
SSE 833 Legislation & Legal Compliance 3 Credits

Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Construction Safety Concentration

Communities are regularly being reimagined, and you can gain the knowledge to help protect those who create our residences, businesses, infrastructure and more with a Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Construction Safety. You’ll study the policy and safety protocols specific to this field so you can emerge with the experience to neutralize the physical and environmental hazards that are a daily concern for construction professionals.

What you can learn

Safety and security threats impact every industry, but in different ways. Construction companies face risks including material theft, worksite hazards, environmental contamination and more. That’s why organizations and institutions rely on assertive and effective leadership to manage each crisis.

Choose EKU’s Construction Safety Concentration and you can:

  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Enhance your credentials with one of EKU’s graduate-level certificates
  • Apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting
  • Qualify for positions like safety manager, environmental compliance specialist, health and safety engineer or emergency management director
  • Earn the specialized skills that make companies look to you when disaster strikes

Online Construction Safety Courses - 9 Credit Hours

SSE 835 Advanced Construction Safety 3 Credits
SSE 840 Technical Construction Safety Management 3 Credits
SSE 832 Construction Safety 3 Credits

Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Supply Chain Safety and Security Concentration

The transportation of goods is crucial to keeping businesses operating efficiently and our communities equipped with essential materials. By earning your Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Supply Chain Safety and Security you can prepare to assess the needs of different organizations, help maintain global shipping processes and develop new workflows that can improve standards and mitigate risks associated with delivery services.

What you can learn

Security threats impact every industry, but in different ways, such as fraud, terrorism and disgruntled employees. Each requires a specific level of protection from physical and digital attacks. That’s why organizations and institutions rely on assertive and effective leadership to manage each crisis.

Choose EKU’s Supply Chain Safety and Security Concentration and you can:

  • Apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting
  • Qualify for positions like safety manager, emergency management director or information security analyst
  • Earn the specialized skills that make companies look to you when disaster strikes
  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Enhance your credentials with one of EKU’s graduate-level certificates

Online Supply Chain and Security Courses - 12 Credit Hours

SSE 856 Global Supply Chain Operations, Analytics and Security 3 Credits
SSE 857 Global Supply Chain Risk & Resilience 3 Credits
SSE 834 Corporate Compliance 3 Credits
HLS 820 Security Intelligence 3 Credits

Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Healthcare Safety Concentration

Public health concerns have highlighted the need for qualified professionals who can develop new standards for healthcare facility operations. By earning your online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management – Healthcare Safety, you can learn to support the demand for those able to ensure that our places of healing are safe environments for both patients and practitioners. Your coursework will explore risks and threats to healthcare delivery systems as well as current events related to the unique safety challenges of different health services.

What you can learn

Security threats impact every industry, but in different ways, such as fraud, terrorism and disgruntled employees. Each requires a specific level of protection from physical and digital attacks. That’s why organizations and institutions rely on assertive and effective leadership to manage each crisis.

Choose EKU’s Healthcare Safety Concentration and you can:

  • Apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting
  • Qualify for positions like safety manager, compliance manager, health and safety engineer or emergency management director
  • Earn the specialized skills that make companies look to you when disaster strikes
  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Enhance your credentials with one of EKU’s graduate-level certificates

Online Healthcare Safety Courses - 9 Credit Hours

SSE 866 Special Topics in Healthcare Safety 3 Credits
SSE 967 Safety & Security Across the Healthcare Continuum 3 Credits
SSE 834 Corporate Compliance 3 Credits