Students pursuing doctoral degrees and Master of Science in Safety Engineering degrees under the auspices of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center come from various fields of study, including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and materials science and engineering.
All Center graduate students are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities with our industry members.
The MS in Safety Engineering is administered by 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, academia, and government. The prerequisite for the MS in Safety Engineering program is a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center supports many students conducting research related to process safety. The research spans a wide field including a number of engineering fields as well as organizational psychology and human factors. Engineering fields are typically chemical, mechanical, industrial and materials science. Multidisciplinary Engineering offers an opportunity to develop a customized curriculum.