ERAU Introduces Executive Master of Science in Safety Science

26 April 2017   Jason Kadah
Embry-Riddle Prescott Introduces Executive Master of Science in Safety Science Degree Program

Requiring only three on-campus visits a semester and geared toward the safety professional desiring to quickly advance his/her career, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott campus has introduced a new, revamped Executive Master of Science in Safety Science program. 

The program allows students to study from the comfort of their home or place of business casually and at their own pace. Students will then attend hands-on training experiences at the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus only three times a semester.

"The Executive MS program provides an opportunity for folks already working in the safety field to earn an advanced degree and further their career goals, without pausing their lives," said Dr. Erin Bowen, Chair of the Behavioral and Safety Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle Prescott.

Courses and topics covered in the program include Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, Safety Training & Leadership, and Human Factors. As the world's most respected university in aviation and aerospace education, experience additional opportunities to learn aviation safety and aircraft accident investigation in our one-of-a-kind aircraft accident laboratory.

"Embry-Riddle gives students the freedom to explore industries of all types; from aviation, to national parks, to manufacturing plants, to mining companies and so on," said graduate student Mason Saldana. "Additionally, the program now allows students to become Graduate Safety Practitioners, giving students an enormous advantage compared to safety programs provided at other universities."

Already well known in the aviation community, Embry-Riddle is steadily becoming one of the best occupational safety programs in the country. Graduate students solidify lifelong networking connections and create bonds with peers that are always eager to help-- either by opening new employment opportunities, teaming up to complete a contract, or by assisting in new research projects.

"The Executive format brings together the best of both educational worlds – the flexibility of working from your own location combined with the unique, necessary hands-on training that has made Embry-Riddle the leader in technical education," added Bowen.

For more information on this unique new program, visit: http://prescott.erau.edu/degrees/master/safety-science/