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Occupational Health

Revised Application Deadline: Please note that the application deadline for Canadian and international graduate applicants for the M.Sc.(A.) (Resident) program is December 15, 2013.

M.Sc.(A.) (Distance) and Ph.D. Occupational Health programs: the Department is not accepting applicants for 2014–2015.

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Occupational Health


  • 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 master (M.Sc.(A.)) and doctorate (Ph.D.) 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 currently not accepting applicants.

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

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

This program is currently not accepting applicants.

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 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 14, 2015).