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Why Advanced Safety Engineering and Management?

“I really liked the discussion board topics, learning from my peers from other industries, and the experiences they shared was an eye opener on new topics that I didn’t know about.”

Laura R. Jaso
Global QEHS Manager
Hydroprocessing Associates, LLC
Class of fall 2012

100% Online

The fact that the ASEM is 100% online means our students have more flexibility than students in traditional on-ground programs where on-campus attendance is required. ASEM students are able to watch recordings of lectures, interact on discussion boards, and read articles and other class materials at times that are convenient for them.

Our students don't miss out on chances to interact in real-time, though. Using the latest webinar technology, faculty and guest speakers are able to deliver live lectures and facilitate discussions. In these virtual sessions, students are able to ask questions and share experiences — all in real-time using webcams and live chat.

ASEM has even been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for excellence in online education.

“The ASEM degree rounds out my safety experience and certified safety professional practice with a master’s degree focused on safety analysis, development and implementation.”

Clark Weaver
U.S. Army Retired
Class of fall 2015

Career Advancement

According to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) 2009 Salary Survey, any advanced degree can increase a safety professional's salary by $18,000 or more, depending on the field. The survey also shows that a Master’s degree in the field of Safety Engineering results in a higher average salary ($122,917) than a Master’s degree in the fields of Industrial Engineering ($113,723); Industrial Hygiene ($103,889); and Industrial Safety, Occupational Safety, Safety Management, and Safety Science ($102,684).

Students from Diverse Industries

Current students are one of the greatests strengths of ASEM. In fact, our average student has 15 years of work experience. Additionally, since students work in a variety of industries, class discussion boards and live classrooms are enriched by diverse perspectives and a wide-range of experiences.

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Basic Materials
  • Biotechnology
  • Capital Goods
  • Chemical Processing
  • Communications Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Construction
  • Education/Academic Research
  • Electric Utility
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Utility
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing (light to heavy)
  • Maritime
  • Medical Devices
  • Military
  • Mining
  • National Laboratories
  • Nuclear
  • Oil & Gas
  • Oil Production
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications