Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health, Hybrid

Applications for Fall 2025 Open August 2024

Online Degree Overview

People depend on you to keep their workplaces safe — so when it’s time to earn your master’s degree, you shouldn’t have to leave your job to do it. 

Identified as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Georgia Tech's Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health (PMOSH), Hybrid offers the flexibility and relevant curriculum needed to elevate your safety and health career. This occupational health and safety online degree program covers how to produce first-rate action plans, improve current safety and health programs, as well as how to successfully apply business, technological, and analytical insights to any challenge that comes your way. 

The hybrid-format of this occupational safety and health master's degree blends the benefits of working face-to-face with industry experts and peers with the convenience of learning online so you can keep your career in motion. The QAP designation can help you advance your occupational safety career by allowing graduates to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation with the BCSP. This designation eliminates the need to sit for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) exam in pursuit of the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.

Within two years, you can gain the knowledge and experience you need to surge forward in your safety and health career while learning how to:

  • Manage complex safety and health programs including identifying risks, deploying action plans, measuring, and improving performance.
  • Solve real-world problems through hands-on exercises, case studies, and labs.
  • Produce immediate results in your workplace through strategic thinking.

If you’ve been looking for a career-friendly, graduate safety practitioner program, the Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health program offers the flexibility, insights, and credentials you need to advance your future as a safety professional.


  • 10 courses (30 credit hours) 

    10 courses (30 credit hours) 

  • 2 Year Cohort Model 

    2 Year Cohort Model 

  • Hybrid Instruction

    Hybrid Instruction

  • Light (GSP®) Designation

    Light (GSP®) Designation

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  • Admission Requirements
  • Admission Deadlines
  • How to Apply
  • International Applicants
Admission Requirements

For admission into the program, all applicants are expected to have: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of a least 3.0
  • At least one year of professional work experience (post-bachelor’s degree) in a safety and health general industry or construction related fields

You may be required to take part in a video or phone interview as part of the application process.

Online Application  
Admission is a competitive process and we carefully review all facets of your application to help evaluate your potential for success. We only begin reviewing your application once we have received all supporting documents.   

International Students  
For international graduate applicants, please review the international  student’s tab for requirements.   

Admission Deadlines

Upon submission, only complete applications are forwarded to the admission committee for consideration. This means English Language Proficiency is satisfied, all academic history transcripts are present, and three recommendations are submitted. Although applicants can submit with these requirements unmet, they must be satisfied by the final application deadline to ensure your application can be considered for admission to your desired Fall start semester.

Fall Enrollment: 
Standard Application Deadline: Mar 1
Final Application Deadline:  May 1

How to Apply

Ready to apply? You're in the right place.  Applications are accepted year-round.   

What You Need  
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee. You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:  

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. If you are admitted, you will be asked to send an additional official transcript. You will receive instructions at that time.  
  • Lawful Presence Document (U.S. Citizens Only). Applicants must verify their lawful presence  in the United States prior to enrollment.  
  • English Proficiency (International Students Only). The language of instruction at Georgia Tech is English. With some exceptions, international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum test scores and expectations are found on our International Students tab.  
  • References.  You  will initiate the process through the online application by entering the name and email addresses of three references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to the recommender requesting a brief online recommendation. Please inform your references that they must submit the form for your application to be complete.  
  • Test Scores (Optional).  You  may choose to submit standardized test scores, most commonly GRE or GMAT. This is not required for admission into the program.  

Program-Specific Questions/Materials  

  • Personal Statements.  Describe  your specific career goals and objectives, the decision to pursue an advanced degree, and other information that may be useful to the admissions committee.   
  • Professional Resume.  A  listing of your professional experience and uploaded to the online application.  

Start Your  Application  
You can submit your application to the program at any time of the year. If you have any questions during the application process, please check the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Student Services Team. 

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Please set aside sufficient time — usually about two to three weeks — for Graduate Studies to receive and process your supporting documents. We cannot guarantee applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in time for the applied semester.  

Application Fee  
A non-refundable application fee must be paid online with a credit card or electronic check if you have a U.S. bank account. The application fee is $95 for U.S. applicants and $105 for international applicants. Your application will not be received until the fee is paid. 

Status Checking  
Once your application is submitted you should monitor its progress, as well as the submission of recommendations and supporting documents, using the Status and Checklist tabs of your application portal.

Technical Requirements  
There are technical requirements for our online degree program. Please review the minimum requirements.  

International Applicants
At Georgia Tech, you are considered an international applicant if you are: 
  • Living outside of the United States and will require an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the United States,
  • Living in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa,
  • Going through the process of becoming a United States permanent resident,
  • Living outside of the U.S. and planning to apply to an online master's degree program as a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. permanent resident
For complete details on the admissions process for International Applicants, please review the Admissions Checklist for International Applicants provided by Graduate Education.

Cost & Aid

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Payment and Refunds
  • Financial Assistance
Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition                  $33,600
Credit Hours                  30
Cost/Credit Hour            $1,128 per credit hour*  

Mandatory Fees  
Technology Fee                 $107  

All courses will be three-credit hours 

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Fees are assessed only for the terms in which students are enrolled in courses.  

Payment and Refunds

All payments of tuition and fees are handled by the Bursar’s office. For instructions on how to pay, please visit the  student payment portal.   

The Georgia Tech Bursar’s Office processes refunds via EFT, also known as Direct Deposit, Monday through Friday. Refunds and overpayments are electronically disbursed to the student’s checking or savings account and should be in the students account on the following day or sooner. You are not always eligible for a refund when dropping a course, so please read over the refund policy.  

Financial Assistance

Education Loans  
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for education loans. To learn more about graduate financial aid and loan programs, visit Georgia Tech’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  

Employer Tuition Reimbursement  
Contact your employer’s human resources department for available tuition assistance programs and eligibility.  

The Post-9/11 GI Bill  
Effective August 1, 2011, qualified U.S. veterans may be eligible to receive financial support for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and housing. Additional information is available through the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website.  

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The two-year program consists of 10 courses on fundamentals and standards of occupational safety and health, technologies, communication skills, and business aspects.



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