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Product Stewardship, MS

Master of Science

Today's consumers demand products that are high quality, environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy for manufacturers and users, and socially responsible.

Product stewardship is the responsible management of the health, safety, and environmental aspects of raw materials, intermediate, and consumer products throughout their lifecycle and across the value chain in order to prevent or minimize negative impacts and maximize value. Product stewardship addresses local, national, and global issues relating to the environment, worker health and safety, and social accountability as they relate to the design, use, and disposal of everyday products. 

The IU Online Master of Science in Product Stewardship explores coursework in the fundamentals of product stewardship; product hazard, exposure and risk assessment; regulatory affairs for product stewardship; product improvement and sustainability; and product stewardship strategy and management. If you are already working in the product stewardship field, or have a background in other areas, including environmental health, regulatory compliance, industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, sustainability, product development, supply chain, and business, the MS in Product Stewardship prepares you for leadership roles in the emerging field of product stewardship.

Your IU Online MS in Product Stewardship prepares you for such careers as:

  • Product stewardship manager
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Regulatory compliance specialist
  • Sustainability analyst  
  • Business operations specialist  
  • Risk manager  
  • Strategy manager  
  • Product engineer  

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Product Stewardship, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Public health fundamentals (6 credit hours)  
  • Environmental health science fundamentals (9 credit hours)  
  • Specialized product stewardship courses (15 credit hours)  

NOTE: You may enroll in the MS as a full-time or part-time student and must complete the degree within five years.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • TOEFL score or IELTS score from the last two years (international students only)


Public Health Elective 3 Credits
PBHL-A 623 Management & Leadership in Health Protection 3 Credits
PBHL-A 661 Fundamentals of Toxicology 3 Credits
PBHL-A 662 Human Health Risk Assessment 3 Credits
PBHL-A 675 Regulatory Affairs for Product Stewardship 3 Credits
PBHL-A 676 Product Stewardship Strategy & Management 3 Credits
PBHL-A 677 Product Hazard, Exposure & Risk Assessment 3 Credits
PBHL-A 678 Product Improvement & Sustainability 3 Credits
PBHL-A 680 Fundamentals of Product Stewardship 3 Credits
PBHL-P 670 Topics in Public Health 3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $566.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1698.00

Note: Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $610.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1830.00