Product Stewardship, MS
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
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.