Degree Division
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Program Contact
Agatha Blancas

Program Description

The MScCH in Occupational Health Care (OHC) provides academic training in occupational health for health care professionals working in the field of occupational health. The program is intended for physicians practicing occupational medicine but it may also be taken by nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals working in occupational health.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact Agatha Blancas  (416-978-5883).

Admission Requirements

MScCH students are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and should hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university with at least a mid-B average in final year of the degree, or in the last 5.0 full course equivalents completed at a senior level. Proof of English Language Proficiency is required (See below).

Minimum Admission Requirements for MScCH Occupational Health Care

  • Relevant academic preparation and professional experience as a public health, community, or clinical practitioner.
  • Certification/licensure in a regulated health profession is recommended

International applicants

No applicant will be admitted without evidence of English Language Proficiency (ELP).  As per the policy of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the following applicants do not have to provide direct supporting evidence of ELP in the application.

  • A Canadian citizen who studied at a Canadian university where instruction is in English or French;
  • Any applicant who has obtained a qualifying undergraduate degree from an institution that is recognized by the University of Toronto, and where the language of instruction and examination is uniformly English.

If either criterion above is satisfied, the application can be submitted without test scores or other proof of ELP.  The ELP requirement will be waived, in the online system, when the application is reviewed.

Otherwise, an approved test of English Language Proficiency must be submitted at the time of application.  Scores must meet the minimum requirements set by SGS and must be valid (taken within 2 years of submission of the application). See SGS website for details.

The MScCH Occupational Health Care program does not make other exemptions. If an applicant is required to submit proof of ELP and does not include this with the application, by the application deadline, the application will be rejected as incomplete and inadmissible.

Applicants who studied outside Canada must consult the School of Graduate Studies website to determine whether evidence of ELP can be waived. The SGS website lists those countries where university instruction in English will be recognized without further documentation. Click here for more information.

The SGS website also has an international degree equivalency tool that may be consulted to determine minimum admission requirements for graduates from recognized institutions outside Canada.  Admission eligibility cannot be determined until a complete application is submitted. We are not able to review or assess your academic record without an official application to a graduate degree program, including payment of the appropriate application fee.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (3.5 FCE)

Course/Practicum FCE
CHL5004H: Introduction to Public Health Sciences1 0.5
CHL5300H: Public Health Policy 0.5
CHL5904H: Perspectives in Occupational Health and Safety-Legal and Social Context 0.5
CHL5905H: Advanced Clinical Studies in Occupational Medicine 0.5
CHL5910H: Occupational and Environmental Hygiene I 0.5
CHL5912H: Industrial Toxicology 0.5
CHL5690H: Required Practicum MScCH 0.5

Elective Courses (1.5 FCE)

CHL5691H: Optional Practicum MScCH 0.5
Elective Courses 1.0-1.5

CHL5004H begins earlier in September than regularly scheduled graduate.

Electives
Students are encouraged to take elective courses that will enhance their learning experience and/or provide focused study on a particular topic. Please check the DLSPH timetable for a list of courses available each academic year.