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Environmental Science with Regulatory Certifications

Students participating in the HAZWOPER course at OSU-Tulsa

The graduate certificate in Environmental Science with Regulatory Certifications is offered at OSU-Tulsa. The certificate program fulfills three federally mandated requirements for students looking for a career in environmental science while providing a recognized graduate credential from a research university.

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

There is no entrance exam required, and the graduate certificate is federal financial aid eligible.

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Required Courses

  • 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

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.


A Program for Working Professionals

  • No graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT) required
  • No thesis required
  • Classes meet one evening per week
  • Conveniently located downtown Tulsa campus



Dr. Ken Ede is director of the Professional Science Master's in environmental science program at OSU-Tulsa. He is a former environmental health and safety manager for American Airlines and has taught graduate-level environmental science and engineering courses at OSU since 1995.


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