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

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
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)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (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

 20162015201420132012
Applications5144395044
Offers1514131515
New registrations121191311
Total enrolment3027292823

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: 12 July 2017]. 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.

  • Koehoorn, Mieke (Occupational health, injury, compensation policies, Worksafe BC, Gender Work and Health)
  • Kopec, Jacek Andrzej (Arthritis )
  • Law, Michael (pharmaceutical policy, prescription drugs, health insurance, cost of medicines, drug costs, health policy, health care, drug advertising, Pharmaceutical policy)
  • Lovato, Chris (Health promotion, population health and program evaluation, impact of health programs and policies, particularly in the areas of cancer prevention and health services)
  • MacNab, Ying (Bayesian paradigm, foundations of statistics, space-time statistics, structured statistical models, taxonomic models, item response theory, inductive reasoning, Bayesian burden of disease methodology, Geometics, Health service and population health geoinformation system, and meta-data innovation in medical and health research)
  • Manges, Amee (Epidemiology, Molecular epidemiology, Public health)
  • Masse, Louise (obesity prevention, childhood obesity, policy approaches to address childhood obesity, physical activity, Obesity prevention, Physical activity assessment, School policies & impact on children)
  • McGrail, Kimberlyn (aging and health care services use; health care costs; health care financing; primary care; health care policy, Variations in health care services use across patients, providers and regions, and their relationship to population health, Aging and the use of health and social services, Personal, economic, and social factors that produce health at an individual and population level, and the role of the health care system in that process)
  • McLeod, Christopher (occupational heath and the social epidemiology of the working life course.)
  • Mitton, Craig (Health economics, decision making in health organizations)
  • Morgan, Steven George (Health care policy, prescription drug policy)
  • Murphy, Rachel (Nutrition, Cancer prevention, Obesity, Aging)
  • Naus, Monika (Communicable disease outbreak, control, vaccine, immunization, tuberculosis)
  • Oberlander, Timothy (Population epidemiological studies that characterize neurodevelopmental pathways that reflect risk, resiliency and developmental plasticity)
  • Ogilvie, Gina (Sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus, HIV in women and care for marginalized populations)
  • Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia (public health and substance use, with a focus on testing alternative approaches to expand and diversify the treatments offered; treatment needs of patients)
  • Patrick, David (Antibiotic Resistance,  Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Institution and evaluation of programs to control antimicrobial misuse and curb antibiotic resistance, Linking clinical, epidemiological and genomic sciences to explore etiology of idiopathic chronic diseases, determinants of antimicrobial resistance at popoulation level, impact of immunication programs for pneumococcal and meningoccocal disease, surveillance and control of emerging infectious diseases)
  • Poon, Brenda (Population-level early identification and early intervention for children with special needs; Complex systems of coordinated service delivery and supports; Family-centered services; Integrated child health information systems; Community-based research regarding social determinants of children)
  • Richardson, Chris (how the use of substances (tobacco, alcohol and marijuana) shift from experimental to recreational to regular patterns of consumption within the psychosocial context of adolescence; quantitative modeling that examines how the process of addiction/dependence develops)
  • Schechter, Martin (HIV/AIDS)
  • Shoveller, Jean (The social contexts of youth health inequities, Youth sexual health, The impact of gender, culture and/or place on youth health, Intervention research to promote health equity)
  • Silver, David (Ethics)
  • Singer, Joel (Clinical trial methodology and clinical trials in HIV/AIDS)
  • Sobolev, Boris (Health care, access, epidemiology, biostatistics, registries, simulation, policy evaluation, Methodology for analysis of waiting times, risk of adverse events while awaiting elective surgery, and the use of simulation experiments in policy evaluation)

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September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
15 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018

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