Occupational Health and Safety

Why Occupational Health and Safety @ Memorial?

The Master of Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS) is an interdisciplinary program providing advanced-level study of multiple aspects of occupational health and safety. The program is the first in the Atlantic region and the fourth in Canada and it is built on the expertise that has been developing at Memorial University over the past decade. The program is a response to clear demand from both within the province and throughout Canada.

The MOHS program is designed to provide students, safety officers, loss prevention specialists and human relations managers with the analytic frameworks and up-to-date knowledge that can serve as a basis for future advanced academic study or for higher level professional careers in regulatory agencies, industry, government and stakeholder organizations.  This program is not eligible for funding. 

Description of program

  • The course offerings will cover a wide range of OHS issues seen from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on the history and social science of OHS, workplace organization, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases, ergonomics and occupational hygiene.

  • The program is offered through either full-time or part-time study. To complete the program, a student must complete 24 credit hours of coursework, including the completion of a capstone research paper in OHS 6001.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Second class Bachelor's degree in an area of study relevant to occupational health and safety, or in medicine, nursing, occupational/physical therapy, two letters of reference, and, for applicants whose prior university instruction was not in English, demonstration of English language proficiency. Minimum TOEFL scores are: 580 for the paper-based test; 237 on the computer-based test; or 92 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is an overall band score of 7.0. The minimum MUNTEL score is an overall band score of 70.

  • Consideration is also given to applicants without a post-secondary degree who have more than 10 years of work experience in occupational health and safety.

Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:



Course, capstone research paper

Duration (Full-time students):

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 1-3 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 15 for Fall admission

Tuition (NL students):

$635-$1,313/semester plus an additional $10,000 special fee

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

$826-$1,707/semester plus an additional $10,000 special fee

Tuition (International students):

$1,074-$2,218/semester plus an additional $10,000 special fee

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Please Note:

In addition to the regular tuition fee, a special fee is applicable for the MOHS program. For information regarding special fees, please view the Minimum Expense form.


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