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Occupational Health

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 [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/occh

About Occupational Health

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

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

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Ph.D. or the M.Sc.A. (Distance) programs until further notice.
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Resident) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)
A one-year program in health and hygiene appropriate for physicians, nurses, and graduates from engineering and basic sciences. Occupational health training allows candidates to evaluate work environments and attenuate work hazards using prevention and control.
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Distance) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This program is not accepting applicants for 2014–2015.

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Occupational Health

This program is not accepting applicants for 2014–2015.

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

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2014-2015 (last updated Jul. 22, 2014).

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

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 550, or 86 on the Internet-based test 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, 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, 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

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

See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Resident (on campus)

Eligible candidates may be invited for an interview with members of the Admissions Committee of the Department.

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

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 Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here 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.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Apr. 30
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: Sept. 15
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: 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.
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2014-2015 (last updated Jul. 22, 2014).

 

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