Master’s in Safety – Marshall University

The Master’s in Safety degree program provides students with knowledge and skill necessary to manage the health and safety of employees in a workplace environment. Safety professional work in a variety of situations alongside management to ensure the health and safety of all employees.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Mine Safety

The program is designed for underground and surface mining and is applicable to all aspects of the metallic and non-metallic mining industry. Typically students are MSHA employees and have five or more years experience in the mining industry; a technical background is required. A limited number of non-MSHA employees are permitted into the program; preference will be given to those with mining experience.

  • Occupational Safety and Health

This area of emphasis includes classes on Accident prevention, Industrial fire prevention and hygiene, and Safety Engineering with Equipment design.


Admissions Requirements:

  • Each applicant for admission must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, and must satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria:

    • Score at the mean or above on the verbal GRE

    • Score at the mean or above on the quantitative GRE

    • Score at the mean or above on the analytical GRE

    • Score at the mean or above on the Miller Analogies Test

    • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or above

    • Have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and/or the Professional Engineering exam


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