Program Emphasis

In today's competitive economy, organizations need to effectively protect their human, financial, property and natural resources (i.e. assets). An M.S. degree in Risk Control will prepare you to serve in a consultant role that assists an organization to identify, analyze and ultimately control the various risks that are inherent to its manufacturing and/or service-based processes.

As a student within the program, you will continuously integrate theory with realistic, practical problem–solving experiences in local industrial settings. UW-Stout's program is nationally recognized by major corporations for promoting both the technical and managerial skills that align with the demands of a highly dynamic profession. In order to develop personal and professional skills that are deemed necessary to enter the risk control profession, the following major content areas are emphasized within the program:

  • Broad technical base in employee safety/health, workplace design/engineering, regulatory compliance, risk finance; as well as public, property and environmental protection
  • Strong management emphasis which promotes effective interface with all levels of an organization

Program Mission Statement

The mission of UW-Stout's M.S. degree in Risk Control program is to facilitate enriching on-campus and off-campus learning experiences which prepare students for careers that focus on protecting employee safety/health as well as the property, legal, environmental, material, product, public, time and financial-based assets of business/industrial entities.


Elbert Sorrell

Elbert Sorrell
, Program Director
Office: 302 Science Wing, Jarvis Hall
Phone: 715/232-2630

Program Video


Tyler Kostiuk on a wind generator

My risk control-based internship with Mortenson Construction allowed me to gain practical wind turbine building experience and apply knowledge on the job-site.

Tyler Kostiuk
Cranbrook, B.C., Canada