Program Mission Statement
The mission of the safety management program is to prepare program graduates to meet the safety mission of any enterprise. This is stated simply as: The safety mission of an organization is to protect, conserve, and improve the resources (people, property and efficacy) of the organization.
The master of science degree in safety management is accredited by the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
Drawing from the University's mission, the program mission, the needs of our constituents and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission Criteria of ABET, the following educational objectives were developed for the master of science program in safety management:
A graduate of the safety management program will be able to:
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the transmission of safety data to management and employees
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the area of safety management
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and professional responsibilities and knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations
- Demonstrate the ability to apply various research activities through the decision-making process used in safety management
To meet the Program Educational Objectives of the safety management program, students must be able to meet the following educational outcomes at the time of their graduation:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
Enrollment and Graduation Numbers
Enrollment and graduation numbers for the current academic year can be found at https://www.statler.wvu.edu/about/assessment.
Enrollment and graduation data for previous years can be found at https://www.statler.wvu.edu/about/assessment/archived-enrollment-and-graduation-data.