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CM Master’s Degree: Safety & Health “CMOSH” Specialization


The MS in Construction Management with a specialization in Occupational Safety and Health (CMOSH) is an exciting opportunity to earn an additional specialization with your Master of Science in Construction Management degree program at the University of Washington.

The CMOSH specialization is great for domestic and international applicants wishing to get into or advance in their current construction careers.  The specialization provides close mentorship, exposure to field practices, development of critical thinking skills, and unique networking opportunities.

This additional specialization aims to produce future CM leaders who will have the knowledge and skills to integrate project management and occupational health and safety for true project success.  CMOSH students will have a well-rounded and interdisciplinary learning experience covering subjects from construction management, occupational health and safety, and industry practices through summer internships.

The program is a full-time, 18-month program.  Classes meet weekdays on the main UW campus in Seattle.  Occupational Safety & Health classes are held during the days and Construction Management classes are held in the evenings.

Because of our strong partnership with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Washington, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center we offer expanded network opportunities across many disciplines.


  • Fully-funded studies for most competitive applicants
  • Close mentorship, field practices, and critical thinking skills
  • Unique networking opportunities
  • An additional specialization to your MS in CM degree

The construction industry contributes substantially to the US domestic GDP and employs approximately 10 million people each year.  However, the industry is also one of the most dangerous sectors in the US Graduates of the CMOSH track will obtain the skills necessary to incorporate occupational health and safety practices into construction planning, implementation, and human resource management. This has the potential to maintain a company’s skilled labor taskforce and ensure steady productivity while at the same time reducing injuries, saving lives, and improving worker wellness/satisfaction.

Though we welcome applicants from a variety of diverse backgrounds CMOSH is most relevant for:

  • Construction Management-related BS graduates
  • Industry practitioners wishing to advance their careers
  • Occupational safety and health specialists interested in establishing themselves in construction
  • Professionals from related disciplines like architecture, real estate, business, and civil engineering

Contact Information:

Associate Professor Ken-Yu Lin
Department of Construction Management
Phone: 206-616-1915

Associate Professor Edmund Seto
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Phone: 206-543-1475