Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission.
Each applicant for admission must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
- Score at the mean or above on the verbal GRE
- Score at the mean or above on the quantitative GRE
- Score at the mean or above on the analytical GRE
- Score at the mean or above on the Miller Analogies Test
- Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or above
- Have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and/or the Professional Engineering exam
In addition to the general requirements all students entering the graduate Safety program must have completed prior to admission the following courses or their equivalent:
Plan of Study
Occupational Safety and Health
Area of Emphasis in M.S. in Safety
|Dev & Mgt of Occup Safety Prog
|Intro to Prof Safety & Health
|Current Lit & Res in Safety
|Indust Fire Protection
|Indust Hygiene I
|Occup Sft & Health Prog Dev
|Saf Engineering Equip Design
|Appl Ergon and Hum Factors Eng
|Quan Indus Hygiene Lab
|Total Credit Hours
Students may choose to complete either the project option or thesis option after consultation with their academic advisor.
The thesis option involves completion of 3 CR from any 600-level, safety-related elective courses, and 6 CR of research (SFT 681 Thesis) under the direction of an advisor. The student must prepare a formal thesis proposal (including a statement of work, extensive literature search, and proposed timeline) in consultation with his or her advisor and present the proposal to the graduate thesis committee, which is formed in consultation with the advisor. The thesis proposal must be defended and approved by the thesis committee prior to the final semester of study (typically completed during the first semester of SFT 681 Thesis). Students must then summarize their research work in the form of a formal, written thesis and successfully defend it before their thesis committee in order to fulfill the requirements for the degree (typically completed during the second semester of SFT 681 Thesis). Thesis work is typically conducted over two semesters.
The project option involves completion of 6 CR from any 600-level, safety-related elective courses and complete 3 CR of comprehensive project (SFT 679 Problem Report). The comprehensive project involves the application coursework completed as part of the degree to a practical problem. Students will work their advisors to identify an appropriate project and scope. Students must prepare a formal written report and deliver an oral presentation to a committee. Students register for SFT 679 Problem Report (3 CR) during the semester in which their project completed and presented, but preliminary work on the project may commence before that semester.