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Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS

An environmental management master's degree where you can 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.

Program skills

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 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, Arthur J Gallagher Insurance, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Berry College, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, BorgWarner, Guardian Industries, Harbec, Main Line Energy Consultants, Saint-Gobain, Sanofi Genzyme, United Technologies Corporation, Veolia North America


  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Biotech and Life Sciences

  • Environmental Services

  • Health Care

  • Higher Education

  • Manufacturing

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

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.