Environmental Health and Safety
Advance in your environmental career as you learn to manage complex issues related to health and safety. An increase in regulations has led to a demand for qualified managers to achieve and maintain compliance and streamline resources. Be prepared to control, prevent, and assess environmental and occupational hazards and learn how to communicate these risks to your stakeholders in an impactful way.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Create health and safety management systems
Enforce safety statutes and regulations
Assess and manage risk
Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Environmental Health and Safety requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Environmental, Health and Safety.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Environmental Health and Safety
Employment of environmental professionals is projected to grow 8% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Increased public interest in issues involving the environment, as well as strains placed on the environment due to population growth, is expected to increase demand for environmental specialists.
Businesses are expected to continue to work with environmental professionals to help them minimize the impact their operations have on the environment.
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Salary: National Average
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Hear from Our Students
"I was already working in my field and I was loving my field and so, I wanted to continue to be on the ground, getting my hands dirty, making an impact while pursuing my master's at the same time." —Dayna Reggero, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.