First and foremost, Environmental Health and Safety professionals maintain and improve the quality of life of those around them. Not only do they keep workers safe on the job by reducing the likelihood of injury, illness or death, but they work to ensure the financial success of their employers or clients while making decisions to protect the environment and society as a whole.
In doing so, no day is ever the same. The Master of Environmental Health and Safety professionals blend technical and management expertise with the communication skills needed to interact and cooperate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Surveys show that Environmental Health and Safety professionals enjoy their jobs, reporting high job satisfaction rates and better than average salaries. Recent grads from the Master of Environmental Health and Safety program have accepted salaries starting in the mid-$40ks, with a few non-traditional students making over $80k.
The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association.