Lead the Way in Creating a Safer Workplace.
Earning an online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management with a concentration in Safety Leadership and Management teaches you to create procedures, boundaries, and processes that safety professionals will use to avoid workplace accidents and maintain productivity. You’ll serve as a “site expert” coordinating with human resources professionals and compliance and safety agencies to protect the interests of your organization, its employees, and programs.
The overarching goal of this program is to prepare our graduates for leadership roles within the corporate structure from entry level to corporate safety director’s position.
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.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
What you can learn
The master’s in safety leadership and management covers the supervising of work-related injuries and illnesses from presentation through workers compensation to return to work. Our safety leadership program addresses many skills and abilities required to perform effectively within the safety function.
Choose EKU online and you can:
- Gain a strong foundation in industry-leading best practices
- Learn from a distinguished faculty of safety professionals
- Translate your newfound knowledge directly to the workplace
- Earn your degree or certificate from a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Topics of study include:
- SSEM Administration
- Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
- Security Management
- Legislation & Legal Compliance
- Safety, Security & Emergency Research/Planning
Additional certificates can be stacked onto your master’s degree with minimal extension of your program.
Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).