Be a Leader in your Industry
University of Findlay's Environmental, Safety, and Health Management master's degree will prepare students for leadership positions in the environmental industry. We provide enhanced knowledge of science, occupational health, environmental policy, and business concepts. We are committed to helping you reach your career goals.
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The next session begins in August 14, 2023.
Offered online, on-campus, or a flexible blend of both.
Master of Science in Environmental, Safety, and Health Management Emphasis
Safety Leadership Emphasis
The Safety Leadership Emphasis will qualify as a Board of Certified Safety Professionals Qualified Academic Plan (QAP). Students who graduate from a QAP are automatically eligible for the Graduate Safety Professional designation thus meeting the eligibility requirement of holding a BCSP-qualified credential. Once students have four years of experience, they may sit for the BCSP's Certified Safety Professional Credential.
Environmental Health Emphasis
The Environmental Health Emphasis provides the most versatility, with a choice of environmental electives, thus retaining the broad appeal of an environmental health program. As EHAC accredited, this program of study is “best practices".
Certificates - grow professionally while earning credit toward your master's degree
Emergency and Disaster Management
The University of Findlay's Emergency and Disaster Management Certificate prepares professionals and community members to help citizens and businesses to recover from any sort of disaster. This course is ideal for professionals who work in industries surrounding emergency operations who are looking to increase their engagement and responsibility in the field, people who want to be prepared for natural or manmade disasters in order to protect themselves, their family, and their businesses, city and county officials and employees who will be directly engaged in the event of a disaster and nonprofit services who aim to serve the community in times of need.
This coursework provides students with the knowledge needed to apply advanced environmental concepts related to waste management, pollution prevention, and air quality to making today's industries more sustainable. The program is ideal for a professional looking to expand their skills, knowledge, and abilities to become more marketable, particularly, people who have industrial and hazardous waste experience or a safety degree but need training in environmental management to achieve their career goals.
Occupational Health and Safety
Human resources and safety personnel work closely together to ensure the safety of employees. This certificate will prepare people who work with the field of industrial safety but may not have the necessary knowledge to be fully operational in it, such as business managers and human resource officers, to enhance their role and make their workplace even safer.
National Environmental Health, Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
University of Findlay's Master of Science in Environmental, Safety & Health Management has been named one of the Best Master's in Environmental Management and Master's in Public Safety Administration in the nation!
In addition, there are other financial aid and loan options available to graduate students at the University of Findlay
As a graduate student at UF, you are eligible to apply for loans through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Through the federal program, you can obtain federal funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education. See below to learn more about Federal and private loan programs.
Federal Loan Programs
Stafford Loan Program - If you file a FAFSA and are enrolled at least half-time, you may qualify for a Stafford Loan, which is a long-term, low-interest loan.
As a graduate student, you may borrow up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Loans each year. The FAFSA and your cost of education will determine how much you can borrow. Your enrollment level also plays a role in your loan eligibility, but you must be enrolled at least half-time, which is at least four and one-half (4.5) hours of credit in a term.
Graduate PLUS Loans - You may also have the option of applying for a Graduate PLUS loan if your unsubsidized loan does not cover all of your educational costs.
Check on current interest rates
for Federal Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loan funds. You can complete the Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling for the Federal Unsubsidized loans and apply for a Graduate PLUS loan at Student Loans
Private Loan Options
You may wish to consider one of the alternative loans that are available to graduate students in lieu of the Direct GradPLUS Loan. As the borrower, you must initiate the loan, which must subsequently be certified by the Office of Financial Aid. Generally, you must be creditworthy, and a cosigner must be creditworthy as well. While you may be able to borrow without a cosigner, having a cosigner may reduce the fees and/or the interest rate on the loan. A careful review of interest rates and their trends may be of value as you decide whether the Direct Grad PLUS or the alternative loan is the right choice for you. Please visit FASTChoice
to explore some private loan options.
For many graduate students, employer reimbursement is a good option to help cover the cost of your education. If your company offers employer reimbursement, you must contact the University's Business Office
to complete the University's Company Reimbursement Form
prior to each session you enroll in.
Accreditation & Certification
The EHS and Sustainability Program is a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program.