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OSU-Tulsa is offering a graduate certificate in Environmental Science with Regulatory Certifications.

New OSU graduate certificate fulfills EPA, OSHA, DOT requirements

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Media Contact: Aaron Campbell | Communications Coordinator | 918-594-8046 |

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is now offering a graduate certificate in Environmental Science with Regulatory Certifications to fulfill three federally mandated requirements for students looking for a career in environmental science, plus provide credits toward a master’s degree.

“This is where the jobs are,” said Ken Ede, director of the Professional Science Master’s program in environmental science at OSU-Tulsa. “Our graduates work in industry to ensure companies stay in compliance with federal environmental standards and deal properly with hazardous waste disposal.”

The graduate certificate coursework incorporates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Occupational, Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) certification requirements.

The certificate consists of the following four courses, each worth three credit hours:

  • ENVR 5593: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
  • ENVR 5303: Issues in Environmental Sustainability
  • ENVR 5573: Applied Standards for Environmental Managers
  • ENVR 5583: Safety Aspects for Environmental Managers

OSU is the only university in the State of Oklahoma that offers all four courses for graduate credit. Each of these new courses are designed to also meet and fulfill federal and state environmental, safety and transportation regulations.

The coursework also fulfills OSHA’s “Safety for General Industry” safety training recommendations with the “Safety Aspects for Environmental Managers” class. Although this OSHA training is technically voluntary, many employers, corporations, state and federal agencies and work unions require this training to work on job sites and to fulfill their safety training goals.

Credits earned with the graduate certificate in Environmental Science with Regulatory Certifications can be applied toward OSU-Tulsa’s Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Science, a degree program that emphasizes practical training for careers in environmental health and safety.  

The graduate certificate is designed as a stand-alone program, but students may also enroll in these courses as part of their regular master’s degree program. The master’s program has a 100 percent job placement rate.

“As industry grows and more companies are brought back to the United States, the already high demand for environmental science professionals is only going to increase,” Ede said. “This certificate specifically focuses on preparing students for an in-demand career.”

To learn more about the Environmental Science with Regulatory Certifications graduate certificate or request information about enrollment, contact Graduate Services at or 918-594-8445. The program is eligible for federal financial aid.

For more information about the Professional Science Master’s Program in Environmental Management (PSM), visit the OSU-Tulsa webpage.

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