Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2019/2020)
23.3 Program of Study

The Master of Occupational Health and Safety is offered through either full-time or part-time study. The program requires that:

  1. a student must complete 24 credit hours of coursework, including the completion of a capstone research paper in OHS 6001. Students must complete 9 credit hours from the list of Required Courses, 9 credit hours from the list of Elective A Courses, and 6 credit hours from the list of Elective B Courses. Elective A Courses may be substituted for any Elective B Courses. Other elective courses may be approved and added from time to time by the Dean; and

  2. each student's program of study must be approved by the Administrative Committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students registered on a full-time basis will normally complete the program in three academic semesters. Students registered on a part-time basis will normally complete the program in no more than nine academic semesters.

  • Required Courses (9 credit hours)
  • OHS 600A/B Research Seminar in OHS
  • OHS 6001 Supervised Capstone Research Paper
  • One of the following graduate-level research methods courses:
  • Education 6467 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Employment Relations 6010 Quantitative Methods
  • Employment Relations 6020 Qualitative Methods
  • Medicine 6280 Community Health Research Methods
  • Psychology 6400 Theory and Methods in Social Psychology
  • Sociology 6040 Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Sociology 6041 Advanced Qualitative Methods

With the approval of the Dean, and upon recommendation of the Administrative Committee, another research methods course may be deemed acceptable, including an advanced methods course (such as Medicine 6294) for which the student has already taken the prerequisite basic graduate course (such as Medicine 6280).

  • Elective A Courses (9 credit hours)
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation 6340 Occupational Biomechanics
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation 6350 Human Error in Complex Work Systems
  • OHS 6002 Occupational Diseases and Injuries
  • OHS 6003 Regulatory Approaches and Compensation Systems
  • Sociology 6090 Social Science of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Sociology 6360 Sociology of Work
  • Elective B Courses (6 credit hours)
  • Anthropology 6071 Health and Illness - Cultural Contexts and Constructions
  • Business 8104 Organizations Behaviour and Structure
  • Business 8204 Human Resource Management
  • Business 8210 Labour Relations
  • Engineering 9115 Safety and Risk Engineering
  • History 6075 Advanced Studies in Labour and Working-Class History
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation 6360 Knowledge Translation in Ergonomics and OHS
  • Medicine 6220 Introduction to Community Health
  • Medicine 6270 Epidemiology I
  • Medicine 6282 Canadian Health Care System
  • Medicine 6722 Environmental Health
  • Nursing 6221 Population-Based Nursing

With the approval of the Dean upon recommendation of the Administrative Committee, Elective B courses may be substituted for Elective A courses.