Morton Receives First Distance Learning Degree in Safety Engineering

Ryan Morton

“By pursuing the master’s in safety engineering degree, I’ve gained valuable technical knowledge through academia while being able to practice in the workplace,” said Ryan Morton who graduated from the new distance learning program.

“Realizing that my courses were covering the same content and challenges faced at work, I quickly gained confidence and credibility with how I approached problems and generated solutions. I learned philosophical aspects of engineering safety to be better equipped to influence organizations toward safer, engineered products and operations. This type of learning is difficult to find on the job. Another benefit I found was most companies have been interested in supporting this effort financially while working, making the argument to pursue very strong. For anyone who is interested, I suggest starting today and you’ll be done before you realize it.”

Morton is the first student to receive this degree by distance learning. He works as a senior technical safety engineer with Anadarko Petroleum.