Occupational Health (M.Sc.A.)

Program Description

The Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) in Occupational Health (Non-Thesis) offered by the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a course-based program that emphasizes career-focused and dynamic learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in problem identification, project evaluation, and the communication of complex ideas to pursue professional opportunities (or potentially continue their studies).

Keywords: occupational and industrial hygiene, toxicology, biostatistics, electromagnetic and ionizing radiation, safety, epidemiology, ventilation, worker and environmental health, ergonomics, occupational disease and medicine, mental health at work.

Unique Program Features

  • The three-term program focuses on occupational health and safety, and industrial hygiene. Typical applicants include graduates from engineering and basic sciences, physicians, and nurses;
  • The program is multidisciplinary, and involves engineering, chemistry, ergonomics, epidemiology, and occupational health;
  • The Department is known for its pioneering research in occupational hazards associated with agents such as respirable dust, chemical hazards and radiation.
  • Graduates will be well-equipped to evaluate the work environment and its hazards, and proposing appropriate methods of prevention and control.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MScA in Occupational Health website

Department Contact

Graduate Program graduate.eboh [at] mcgill.ca (subject: MScA%20in%20Occupational%20Health) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 December 1 December 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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