Department of Occupational Safety and Health

Safety matters! Start your career today.

A degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University will prepare you for a lifetime of success. Our graduates leave Murray State with real-world skills and experience. Alumni work in a variety of fields for companies all over the world. Whether you are just starting out or looking to gain new experience, we have a program to help you succeed.


Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

Choose your track:

  • Occupational Safety and Health track
  • Environmental Health and Safety track


Bachelor of Science Application for Admission

Graduate Programs  - Available 100% Online

We offer master's degrees on campus and online. On campus students can choose a concentration while online students will study safety management. 

Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health (on campus)

  • Safety Management concentration
  • Industrial Hygiene concentration
  • Environmental concentration

Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health (online)


Nationally recognized programs. 

We are proud that both our BS and MS program in Occupational Safety and Health are ANSAC/ABET accredited. With ABET accreditation you can be confident that our programs meet the quality standards to prepare you to enter a successful career in safety. Our programs have been accredited since 1988. 

Education beyond the classroom.

Studying occupational safety and health at Murray State means more than time in the classroom. Internships help you gain hands-on experience in the safety field and prepare you for day-one on the job. Participate in student clubs and professional organizations to grow your leadership skills and network opportunities. Enjoy an abundance of scholarship opportunities available to students in the safety field.

Why choose Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State?

Learn from skilled faculty which will lead to a lifetime of success. Through specialty labs and equipment you will interact directly with the tools you will use in the safety field. After graduation, you will have the professional advantage of a great job market and competitive annual salaries, with the personal advantage of keeping people safe.

Ready to become a Racer? 

Learn more about becoming a Racer at


Department of Occupational Safety and Health
157 Industry and Technology Center
Murray, KY 42071
Fax: 270.809.3630

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