The specialization in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Plan A, is based on a multidisciplinary group of faculty and courses aimed at enhancing the workplace in terms of safety, process and product quality, and the quality of work life. The foundation of the program is driven by the utilization of a systems approach in human-centered design and in the most current safety theories and practice. The program integrates a multidisciplinary approach from psychology, engineering, the health sciences and safety to better understand and optimize human well-being and overall system performance in the workplace.

Graduates from this master's program are typically employed as health and safety managers, ergonomic consultants, safety specialists, human factor specialists and risk analysts. Companies hiring our  graduates often include manufacturing companies, consulting firms, municipalities, universities, medical device companies and insurance companies.

Effective Fall 2019

Core Courses
DM 575Human Factors in Design3
ERHS 520Environmental and Occupational Health Issues3
ERHS 526Industrial Hygiene3
ERHS 528Occupational Safety3
ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
ERHS 540Principles of Ergonomics3
ERHS 541Ergonomics in Product and Process Design3
ERHS 637Environment, Safety, and Health Management3
ERHS 679Occ Env Health Interdisciplinary Symposium2
ERHS 699Thesis3
PSY 692DSeminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology1
PSY 792DAdvanced Seminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
Select one course from the following:4
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
Program Total Credits:37

A minimum of 37 credits are required to complete this program.