Executive Master of Science in
Safety Science


Program Overview - 

Are you beginning a career as a safety professional and want to advance quickly? Our 36-credit Executive MS in Safety Science is for you! Study from the comfort of your home, at your own pace, and participate in hands-on labs at ERAU Prescott, Arizona campus three weekends per semester. 

Curriculum consists of classes in Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, Safety Training & Leadership, and Human Factors. As the world's most respected university in aviation and aerospace, electives include courses in Aviation Safety and Aircraft Accident Investigation. 

Learning Outcomes

Manage Occupational Health and Safety Programs

Ensure safety for employees and customers


Control, analyze, and prevent workplace hazards


Lead accident investigations and plan for prevention


Put safety regulations into action

Why ERAU Is Your Best Option

ERAU's reputation for excellence attracts a faculty of the highest degree; established leaders within their fields who provide a diverse background allowing students to gain context in all aspects of safety discipline.

ERAU has robust ties to a variety of industries and is a reliable source for many employment recruiters.


Our flexible, on-campus lab sessions allow you to keep your job while completing your master's degree, and is the only such program in the country to do so--your workplace becomes your lab; your colleagues become your peers.


ERAU offers access to state-of-the-art Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene Labs, in addition to the largest university-owned Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab in the U.S.


The MS in Safety Science is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

The Ideal Student

Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.

Has a passion for the sciences, math, and problem solving.


Cares about the safety of the people they work with.


Dedicated to the proper handling and maintenance of workplace equipment. 


Would enjoy using data analysis and problem solving to make informed decisions. 


Has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.



How Does the EMSS Program Work? - 

Complete assignments and participate in online discussion forums from home with your professors only a call or email away. Required, on-campus lab sessions occur three weekends per semester, provide a conference-like atmosphere, and follows a set schedule including lectures, guest speakers, and socializing with peers. 

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