|The MS in Safety Engineering is administered by Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The objective of this program is to teach the principles and practices of safety engineering for leadership careers in industry. The prerequisite for the MS in Safety Engineering program is a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
The MS SENG with thesis option requires a minimum of 32 semester credit hours of approved coursework and research.
Of those hours, 16 semester credit hours of required coursework with the remaining 16 semester credit hours consisting of a combination of research, electives and internship hours as allowed by the university. The thesis program includes extensive engineering applications with integration of safety principles, safety practices, and case studies.
The Non-Thesis option requires a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of approved courses and does not include a thesis; however, a research report is required.
The program also offers MS in Safety Engineering via distance education. Students interested in distance education can obtain the MS degree either through a thesis or non-thesis option. Distance education students may need to spend some time on campus to complete their research with the thesis option. The non-thesis option is only available to distance education students.
Non-Degree Seeking Students (NDS)
Please contact MKOPSC at firstname.lastname@example.org interested in taking a course for academic credit. International students must visit International Student Services page regarding the requirements for Distance Learning.
The prerequisite for the MS in Safety Engineering program is a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
How to Apply?
The following documents are required to complete the application:
Fall Semester Admission – March 15
Spring Semester Admission – August 15
Statement of Purpose
A one- to two-page essay on why you would like to pursue a graduate degree in Safety Engineering at Texas A&M. It is also helpful to include an area of interest, relevant experience, and plans for your graduate research.
You will need to accurately report your general GRE scores in the Academic History section of this application. If admitted, you will need to have your test scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to EngineeringCAS (use code 4119) BEFORE you can begin classes at Texas A&M. Test scores should be from a test date within five years of the date of the application. If you took the GRE more than five years ago, your scores have expired and you will need to retake the exam.
Note: Students who have had their official GRE test scores sent to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions prior to submitting their application through EngineeringCAS WILL NOT be required to send the scores again to EngineeringCAS. However, please know that your application will remain in the “received” category and not be moved to the “complete” category in the EngineeringCAS system. Departments can still make admission decisions on “received” applications.
International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure a timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but uploading them to your application helps the university/department in reviewing your application for admission sooner.
TOEFL official test scores must be sent directly from the testing center to EngineeringCAS (use code B887) to be considered official.
IELTS official test scores must be reported electronically from the testing center to Texas A&M’s Office of Admissions. To report your electronic IELTS, find this exact address in the test center database:
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX
Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or are citizens of the countries listed at this link.
International student unofficial transcripts
Letters of recommendation/evaluation
You must request three (3) recommendations/evaluations before you are able to submit your application.
Recommendation/evaluation letters are not required to be received at the time of the application in order for you to be allowed to submit your application. You can track the progress of your recommendation letter requests in EngCAS. You can also email your recommenders a reminder through EngCAS, or choose to send a request to another recommender.
When requesting recommendation/evaluation letters, please be sure to include the following information in the comment section:
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