A master's in environmental health and safety where you will acquire a foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental health and safety management systems to help companies meet their sustainability and safety standards.
Students obtain skills in EHS problem solving and root cause analysis, EHS regulatory interpretation and application, EHS hazard and aspect identification and control, team building, EHS program development and review, EHS record keeping, OSHA 40-hour Certification in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, accident investigation, industrial hygiene monitoring and control, environmental monitoring and measurement, and written and oral communication.
Program facilities equipment
Located in a LEED Silver building, the Environmental & Occupational Health laboratory allows students to engage in extensive laboratory work in environmental geology, hydrology, occupational health and safety monitoring and measurement as well as environmental monitoring and measurement.
Program job titles reported
Associate Environmental Engineer; Chemistry Lab Supervisor; EHS Specialist; Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator; Environmental Health Specialist; Environmental Scientist; Lecturer; Risk Control Specialist; Senior HSE Representative; Senior Safety Officer
Program significant points
- 95% of MS graduates held positions within their field of study or were enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation
Select program hiring partners
Advance Auto Parts; Alta Resources; Amazon; American Packaging Corporation; Arcadis; Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.; Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; BorgWarner; Bristol Myers Squibb; Guardian Industries; HARBEC; LyondellBasell Industries; Main Line Energy Consultants; Public Service Enterprise Group, Veolia North America; Saint-Gobain; Sanofi Genzyme; Siemens; ITT Inc.; United Technologies Corporation; University of Rochester
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Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
Full-time students are eligible to participate in RIT’s cooperative education program. After completing two semesters (a minimum of 18 credit hours), students may request approval to complete up to one year of cooperative education employment related to their field of study.