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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 last two years (international students only) 


  • Public Health Elective3 Credits
  • A623Management & Leadership in Health Protection3 Credits
  • A661Fundamentals of Toxicology3 Credits
  • A662Human Health Risk Assessment3 Credits
  • A675Regulatory Affairs for Product Stewardship3 Credits
  • A676Product Stewardship Strategy & Management3 Credits
  • A677Product Hazard, Exposure & Risk Assessment3 Credits
  • A678Product Improvement & Sustainability3 Credits
  • A680Fundamentals of Product Stewardship3 Credits
  • P670Introduction to Public Health3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $536.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1608.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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