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Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Description: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.
URL:Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996
Careers:Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Graduate Record Examination
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Prospective applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in such areas as the physical or health sciences or engineering. Since this is an interdisciplinary program there are no specific prerequisite courses. We examine each applicant's record in the context of their career goals, and may advise some individuals to supplement their undergraduate coursework to maximize their chance of success.

- All applicants must satisfy the general regulations and academic standing requirements (at least a B+ average) of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of UBC. In exceptional circumstances, candidates with other backgrounds or mature students whose work experience makes up for deficiencies in standing may be admitted with the permission of the Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

- All students must provide demonstration of proficiency in quantitative skills as evidenced by either a score of at least 76% or B+ on an undergraduate course such as mathematics, statistics, physics or completion of the Graduate Record Exam.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 04, 2019