Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Program Components
Coursework + Options
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
School
School of Population and Public Health
 

Overview

Offered by the Occupational and Environmental Health Division in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), 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.

The "occupational and environmental hygiene" field refers to recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological hazards in workplaces and the community. The MSc OEH program teaches the sciences of exposure measurement, exposure control, and assessment of health effects of occupational and environmental exposures.

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.

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

107
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

GRE required?

GRE or comparable test (check program website)

Career Options

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.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$3,497.25
Tuition per year$4,801.80$10,491.75
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$899.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,453.00 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Applications 44 39 50 44 21
Offers 14 13 15 15 11
New registrations 11 9 13 11 8
Total enrolment 27 29 28 23 22

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 93% based on 30 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 37 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.33 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 1.93 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.

Disclaimer

Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Anis, Aslam (cost effectiveness of AIDS treatments; drug assessments – pharmacoeconomics; health care economics; health regulations, Health economics, rhematoid arthritis, biologic therapies)
  • Barer, Morris (Physician resource policy, patterns of use of physician services, implications of changes in methods of physician remuneration Health human resources )
  • Bartlett, Karen Hastings (Indoor air quality, bioaerosol exposures in work and community environments, particularly in rural or agricultural settings)
  • Black, Charlyn (Health services research, Population health, Quality, effectivenes and outcomes of health care, Health information systems, Knowledge translation, Research and policy)
  • Brauer, Michael (air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology)
  • Brussoni, Mariana (injury prevention, accident prevention, fathering, risk-taking )
  • Bryan, Stirling (Economics of health care, policy, from UK)
  • Burgess, Michael (Philosophy and social sciences, ethics and social policy in the areas of genomics, genetics and biotechnology (health, agriculture and environment))
  • Buxton, Jane (Epidemiology, harm reduction)
  • Cox, Susan (Experiences of individuals and families at risk for, or affected by, a range of adult onset hereditary and/or genetic conditions (eg, Huntington Disease and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease))
  • Davies, Hugh William (Occupational Health, Noise and Chrnoic Disease)
  • Dummer, Trevor (health geography, cancer prevention, environmental exposures, health inequalities, geographic information science, obesity, risk factors, Environmental epidemiology and environment and health interactions, with specific emphasis on cancer etiology and cancer prevention)
  • Elango, Rajavel (Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition )
  • Frank, Lawrence (health and environmental impacts of transportation and urban planning (land use) decisions. transportation, transit, public health, sustainability, sprawl, neighbourhood walkability, physical activity, urban planning, Sustainable transportation)
  • Frank, Erica (Large-scale online health sciences educational research Fukushima radiation and risk communication The healthy doc = healthy patient link, Preventative Medicine, free higher education)
  • Frankish, Charles James (Health Inequities, Community Partnership Research, Health Literacy, Homelessness & Health, Health Indicators, Citizen Participation in Health-System Reform, Community-Service-Learning)
  • Gardy, Jennifer (Infectious disease, genomics, science documentary television, epidemiology, Phylogenetics and molecular evolution, Tuberculosis, Metagenomics, Information visualization, Microbiology )
  • Gotay, Carolyn (cancer prevention, behaviour change, risk factors, quality of life, clinical trials, survivorship, health disparities, Cancer Prevention Centre, worksite wellness, workplace wellness, shift work, sleep, breast cancer, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, exercise, chronic disease, chronic disease prevention, Cancer prevention, eliminating occupational exposure to carcinogens, assessing worksite health promotion programs, reducing breast cancer risks, improving sleep quality to reduce breast cancer-related impacts of shiftwork, and improving health outcomes for prostate cancer patients)
  • Guhn, Martin (wellbeing of children and youth; social determinants of developmental health; social and cultural community and neighborhood effects on child development; music and emotion )
  • Ho, Anita (Human right issues, cross-cultural ethics, health-care access and disparity, professional-patient relationship, minority care experience, decision-making models, and various concepts of autonomy)
  • Hodgson, Murray (Architectural, Environmental Acoustics, Prediction, Measurement Techniques, Active, Passive Noise Control, Optimal Workroom, Classroom Design, Acoustical Design of ‘Green’ Buildings, Acoustics in classrooms)
  • Janssen, Patricia (maternal child health, prison health, violence in relationships)
  • Joseph, K.S. (Pregnancy complications, preterm birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, neonatal)

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