Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health

Website: CMOSH


CMOSH (Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health) is an exciting new track within the Master of Science in Construction Management degree program at the University of Washington. The track 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. The CMOSH track is affiliated 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 – that offers opportunities to network with students, faculty and industry partners interested in health and safety issues in other disciplines. 

The CMOSH track is excellent for construction management related to B.S graduate, industry practitioners wishing to advance their careers, Occupational Safety and Health specialists interested in establishing themselves in construction, as well as professionals from other disciplines like architecture, business and civil engineering. 



Candidates who wish to be enroll in the CMOSH track will need to complete the application process for both:

  • (1) the Master of Science in Construction Management degree program 
  • (2) the University of Washington Graduate School

Candidates need to hold baccalaureate degrees (B.S or B.A) in:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Building Technology
  • Architecture
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • or similar fields from an accredited college or university

When applying, clearly articulate your interest and motivation for enrolling in the CMOSH trach in your Statement of Purpose. You should also check CMOSH as one of the areas of interest in the Department of Construction Management application form.

Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

The CMOSH track is designed to be an accelerated program. To complete the track, a student will take a combination of courses, mostly from the Department of Construction Management and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The student will also be required to register for a one-credit seminar (ENVH 580) per quarter, conduct a summer internship and write a master thesis. A sample curriculum with the required courses in bold is provided below. 



The construction industry contributes substantially to the U.S domestic GPD and employs approximately 9.8 million people each a 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. The CMOSH track provides a unique specialization in occupational health and safety issues to the Construction Management degree program.  

Service Agreement

Contingent upon continuous funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The CMOSH track will provide up to three trainee fellowship positions (including tuition waivers and monthly stipend benefits) to highly qualified applicants who are U.S citizens or U.S Permanent Residents. 

Contact Information
  • Associate Prof. Ken-Yu Lin, Department of Construction Management 

Email: / PH: 206-616-1915

  • Associate Prof. Edmund Seto, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences 

Email: / PH: 206-543-1475