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Masters in Construction Management with specialization in Safety & Health (CMOSH)


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

This additional specialization aims to produce future construction management 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.

Because of our strong partnership with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Washington – a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center – we offer unique opportunities to network with fellow students, faculty and industry partners interested in health and safety issues across many disciplines.


  • Funding for graduate studies
  • Unique networking opportunities
  • An additional specialization to your M.S. in CM degree

The construction industry contributes substantially to the U.S. domestic GDP and employs approximately 9.8 million people each year. However, the industry is also one of the most dangerous sectors in the U.S. Graduates of the CMOSH track will obtain the skills necessary to incorporate occupational health and safety practices into construction planning and implementation. This has the potential to save lives, reduce injuries, and improve worker wellness, while at the same time reducing the risks of losing skilled labor and lost productivity for construction companies.

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

  • Construction Management-related B.S. 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, 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