First Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health Cohort Graduates

Twenty safety and health professionals complete the first degree of this kind in Georgia

August 02, 2019 | By GTPE Communications
Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health graduates stand in front of the Ramblin' Wreck in their caps and gowns.

The inaugural class of Professional Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health (PMOSH) were presented their diplomas in a commencement ceremony on August 2, 2019. As a recent addition to the Georgia Tech Professional Education degree portfolio, this program made history as the first degree of its kind in Georgia.

Created to prepare leaders in the fields of construction, process, and manufacturing, PMOSH provides knowledge and skills needed to manage complex safety and health programs. It launched in 2017 in conjunction with Georgia Tech’s College of Design and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), taking advantage of the expertise of faculty experts from the School of Building Construction as well as leading industry professionals from GTRI.

The PMOSH program consists of online instruction and three visits to the Georgia Tech campus, allowing learners to maintain full-time jobs while simultaneously investing in their future. The curriculum utilizes case studies and practical projects to give learners true exposure to the kinds of challenges they would be facing in Occupational Safety and Health fields, giving them skills and knowledge that they can apply directly in their next career step.

Now, the first 20 graduates of this two-year postgraduate program are emerging as equipped and ready to take on the challenges of an ever-demanding workforce.

“Through diligence and collaboration, you’ve grown tremendously the past two years. You were extremely talented and driven before you began the program and now you’ve added skills that enable to you to tackle challenges in advanced ways,” said Daniel Castro, academic director of PMOSH. “Indeed, you’ve become leaders in every way, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for you.”

The next program begins in August of 2020. Apply by March 1 for early decision or by May 1 for regular decision. To learn more about PMOSH, visit our website.