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School & Program Updates

Texas A&M Safety Degree Named Graduate Safety Practitioner Qualifying Academic Program

The Texas A&M School of Public Health’s Master’s Degree of Public Health in Occupational Safety and Health has been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualifying Academic Program (QAP), providing the program’s graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation within one year post graduation.

The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), the “gold standard” in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development.

“We welcome the School of Public Health’s exceptional safety program and those who graduate from it,” says the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh. “Those who graduate from GSP Qualifying Academic Programs have a strong foundation of knowledge that deserves recognition, and BCSP looks forward to supporting them in the development of their careers.”

“I can’t overstate how impactful this accomplishment is for the graduates of this degree program,” said Dr. Adam Pickens, managing director of the Texas A&M Ergonomics Center. “Graduating with the ability to be a GSP-certified safety professional will open countless doors for our students. This puts them well on the pathway for potential career advancement even before they’re in the workforce.”