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Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS

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.

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 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


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 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

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.