Occupational Health

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Occupational Health

Location

Location

  • Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
  • Purvis Hall
  • 1020 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal QC H3A 1A2
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-6258
  • Email: graduate.eboh [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh

About Occupational Health

About Occupational Health

The Department offers two graduate degree programs: a master's (M.Sc.A.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) in occupational health sciences. The master's program is available on campus or in distance education format. Special Student status is encouraged for students who wish to take only specific courses from our M.Sc. program, but there is a maximum of 12 credits overall, with a maximum of 6 credits per semester, for those with Special Student status.

Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet, as some of the course material is most readily available online.

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health M.Sc.A. (Distance) or Ph.D. programs until further notice.
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Occupational Health (Non-Thesis) (Resident) (45 credits)

A three-term program leading to the degree of Master of Science (Applied) (M.Sc.A.) in Occupational Health Sciences, appropriate for graduates from engineering and basic sciences, physicians, and nurses. Occupational health training allows candidates to evaluate work environments and reduce or eliminate work hazards using prevention and control.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Occupational Health (Non-Thesis) (Distance) (45 credits)

This program is not currently accepting applicants.

A three-and-a-half-year program completed mostly over the Internet.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Occupational Health

This program is not currently accepting applicants.

The objective of this program is to train independent researchers in the field of work environment and health.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English by appropriate exams, e.g., TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 86 on the Internet-based test (iBT), with each component score not less than 20.

M.Sc. Applied Program (Resident) (on campus)

Candidates should have completed, with a standing equivalent to a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, one of the requisites below:

  • a Bachelor of Science degree or its equivalent, in a discipline relevant to occupational health or hygiene such as chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, or physics
  • an M.D. (medicine)
  • a B.Sc. in health sciences or nursing

Distance Education

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Distance program until further notice.

Candidates should have completed, with a standing equivalent to a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, one of the requisites below:

  • a Bachelor of Science degree, or its equivalent, in a discipline relevant to occupational health or hygiene such as chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, or physics
  • an M.D. (medicine)
  • a B.Sc. in health sciences or nursing

Candidates should have at least three years of experience in industrial hygiene and/or in safety.

For medical doctors and nurses, priority will be given to candidates with at least three years of experience in occupational health.

Ph.D. Program

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Ph.D. program until further notice.

Candidates must hold an M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in occupational health sciences, or in a relevant discipline, such as: community health, environmental health, epidemiology, chemistry, engineering, physics, or health sciences (medicine, nursing, etc.).

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Resident (on campus)

Applications are considered for Fall term only. Applications for Winter/Summer term admission will not be considered, with the exception of admission as Special Students in the Winter term.

Distance Education

Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet as the course material is available through the web.

Ph.D. Program

Each student will be assigned to one academic staff member of the Department, who will act as his/her supervisor, and who will guide him/her in the preparation of a definite research protocol.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

M.Sc. Applied (Resident)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

M.Sc. Applied (Distance Education)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

Ph.D. Program

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Proposal

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada Current McGill Students (any citizenship) Special, Visiting & Exchange Students
Fall Term: Sept. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Apr. 30
Winter Term: Feb. 15 N/A N/A N/A Sept. 10
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Note: Applications for Winter/Summer term admission will not be considered, with the exception of admission as Special Students in the Winter term.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)

Occupational Health Faculty

Occupational Health Faculty

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 18, 2016) (disclaimer)

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Occupational Health (Non-Thesis) (Resident) (45 credits)

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Occupational Health (Non-Thesis) (Distance) (45 credits)

**This program is currently not accepting applicants.**

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Occupational Health (Non-Thesis) (Distance) (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Occupational Health

**This program is currently not accepting applicants.**

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Occupational Health.

Faculty of Medicine—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 10, 2017) (disclaimer)