You approach life with caution. Whether at work or home, you are the type of person who is concerned about safety and has the desire to improve conditions for others.
The M.S. in Safety Science program at Embry-Riddle provides you with technical skills and practical experience, equipping you to address industry compliance standards or provide expertise in aircraft accident investigations.
Master of Science in Safety Science
ERAU’s Prescott Campus features a one-of-a-kind aircraft accident investigation lab, along with plenty of other labs designed specifically for hands-on research and experiences. And our Aviation Safety and Security Archives hold rare primary materials for student research.
ERAU’s highly regarded graduate program in Safety Science is the only one of its type to offer both Aviation Safety and Occupational Health & Safety in one program.
Here, you’ll learn with experts in the Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab, the most complete facility of its kind in the nation, and the only one at any university. This “crash lab” enables you to get hands-on experience of select aircraft accident scenarios.
You’ll also have opportunities for full immersion in the program through diverse internships and a variety of clubs and professional organizations.
Students can join the American Society of Safety Engineers, Flight Safety Foundation, and International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
Positions within the safety science career are expected to grow 14 percent through 2019, which is faster than the average for all occupations. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that prospects are especially strong for graduates whose broad knowledge lies in more than one health and safety specialty. The federal government also continues to be a leading employer of safety science professionals.
Safety Science graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders:
My career after graduating from the MSSS program at Embry Riddle has been unique. Hired by an oil company in central California, my first assignment was to oversee safety for an exploration project. This involved a large ground crew along with air support from a Bell 212. The occupational safety courses coupled with the aviation safety courses offered through the MSSS program at ERAU ensured my success on this project.