Online Occupational Safety Degrees

Help safeguard the most vulnerable.

Outside of the home, there’s no location where safety is more important than the workplace. Workplace safety is a growing priority across industries in the public and private sector. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 67,100 new jobs are projected for occupational health and safety specialists by 2022. By choosing from Eastern Kentucky University’s suite of online degrees in occupational health and safety, you can learn the leadership skills, preventive strategies and response tactics you need to ensure that each day, workers get home safely.

EKU is a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. This allows graduates of our Master’s program with a concentration in Occupational Safety to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) credential, which is a necessary requirement for earning a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

Rankings and Accreditation

Included in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual listing of top colleges and universities.

Ranked 9th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.

Three 100% Online Safety Programs

A future in occupational safety by the numbers

Small 96 Percent icon96% of our MS SSEM graduates are employed*

Small 64 Percent icon64% received a salary increase upon degree completion*

Vertical Arrows iconMS SSEM graduates agreed that it helped them be more competitive in the job marketplace*

67,100new 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 OSH 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 OSH 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