MSc, Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
This Master of Science program leads to professional or research careers that make a difference to community and work environments and to people’s health. It is offered by the Occupational and Environmental Health Theme in the School of Population and Public Health.
The program teaches the sciences of exposure measurement, exposure control, and assessment of health effects of occupational and environmental exposures. This field is technically known as "occupational and environmental hygiene," terminology that is not well known, but refers to recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological hazards in workplaces and the community.
Students come to the program from diverse undergraduate backgrounds, including biology, chemistry, engineering, geography, kinesiology, laboratory science, microbiology, nursing, medicine, physics, psychology, and resource management. This diversity provides a stimulating and creative learning environment as each student brings their specialized knowledge to bear on problem solving.
Our program offers a collegial multidisciplinary setting. Graduate students are offered excellent opportunities to be involved in research, policy papers, monitoring, and other projects. Students are often key members of project teams from the development stages through to field work, analysis, and report writing.
Graduates of this program often become certified professionals after writing the exams offered by either the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists or the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Application Deadline: February 1 for entry to the program the following September.