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Safety Management (M)

The Safety Management degree program is accredited in safety by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). It is designed for students trained in the areas of business and economic sciences, animal sciences, chemical and biological sciences, engineering and technology sciences, medical sciences and the physical sciences who have an interest in safety, health and environmental management.

Career Profile

A graduate of the Safety Management program will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the transmission of safety data to management and employees.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the area of safety management.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and professional responsibilities and knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to apply various research activities through the decision-making process used in safety management.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus or Online

Extra Accreditation Info

The Masters of Science degree in Safety Management is accredited by the Applied Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​July 31

Spring Deadline

November 30​

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Masters of Science degree in Safety Management is accredited by the Applied Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Faculty Profile

Dr. Gary Winn

Dr. Winn conducts research regularly in the area of safety management and has published award winning manuscripts in the same area. He has drafted safety legislation now in place in over a dozen states and serves as a consultant in construction and traffic safety. He serves as coordinator for the college's doctoral program in Occupational Safety and Health, the only program of its kind in the US.


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