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Earn a master's of science in construction safety, meet the industry demand for expertise

Learn the skills to plan, direct and implement construction safety programs.  Gain the skills that lead to management positions in construction safety as well as the required safety knowledge needed when applying for the credentialing through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). 

Why Capitol?

Washington D.C.

Our location is a magnet for top faculty

The Baltimore/Washington area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies and contractors. Since many of our faculty are currently working in the field, you’re taught up-to-date strategies and best practices from the world’s top practitioners.

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Program is 100% Online

Our master’s in construction safety is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an Internet connection and you can attend class. We keep the classes small so you receive personalized attention from faculty who are interested in sharing their knowledge and helping you succeed.

Capitol Tech Opportunities

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Capstone Project

You’ll work with faculty mentors to develop a major construction leadership project that demonstrates your mastery of construction safety knowledge.

Key Faculty

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Program Director of the Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure Program

Gary Burke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Building Science from Auburn University.  He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, residential and commercial property.  Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

President

Dr. Sims has always been involved with technology starting with receiving a Commodore 64 for his birthday and teaching himself basic programming to do more with the Commodore 64.  He went on to obtain a BS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and worked coast to coast in the United States and briefly in Europe in the project management area of industrial construction and by default of his experience with technology being involved with the computer systems as well at each company.  Later, he went back to Higher Education to obtain an MS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University that lead him to his first position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.  As he moved to different universities, he advanced in the administrative positions becoming a Department Head, Dean, Chief Academic Officer, and President.  Now at Capitol Technology University, he is bringing together his background in construction and technology along with Capitol Tech’s strong cybersecurity to build the first degree programs in Critical Infrastructure design to help protect the nation.  This is an area of special interest to Dr. Sims as he sees the needs of those protecting are critical infrastructure from cyber attacks to also understand how these facilities operate to better defend against such attacks.

Dr. Linda F. Martin

Dr. Linda F. Martin

Dr. Linda F. Martin has a PhD in occupational health and safety from Capitol, an MS in Occupational Safety Management, an MBA, and a BS in geology. Dr. Martin has 30 years of professional experience in construction and occupational safety and has a strong background in all aspects of the environmental health and safety disciplines. Dr. Martin is the current Chief Learning Officer at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, where she previously served as a two-term President of the Board of Directors. She holds several highly regarded industry credentials, such as the Certified Safety Professional and the Certified Industrial Hygienist certifications. Dr. Martin is the 2018 National Safety Council Marion Martin award winner for women in safety who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and helped pave the way to success for other women in the profession.

Career Opportunities

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Market Demand for Construction Safety

Those who earn a master of science in construction safety pursue careers as

  • Construction Safety Professional
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Safety Manager, refinery and pipeline construction

Degree Details: Beginning fall of 2020


Curriculum

To apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in Fall 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $618, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $860, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply) 
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application

For 2020-2021 masters tuition and fees, click here.

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