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Occupational and Public Health (MSc)

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Program Overview

Format: Full-time, part-time

Degree earned: Master of Science

The new Master of Science (MSc) in Occupational and Public Health is an advanced and unique interdisciplinary learning opportunity in evidence-based prevention to prepare students to conduct research in the fields of occupational health and safety and public health. Students gain the knowledge, skills, expertise and core competencies necessary to address key societal issues facing occupational and public health in Canada and globally.

Note: This program is launching in fall 2022 with approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance. Approval from the Ontario Ministry of College and Universities is pending. Prospective students are currently ineligible for OSAP until approval is granted by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

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At a Glance


  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in science, applied science, health science or a related field from an accredited institution
  • As per YSGS policy, a minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study is required. However, due to the competitive application process, a minimum 3.33/4.33 GPA (B+) is strongly recommended. Check the program website for further details.
  • Completion of at least one statistics course in their undergraduate degree program, with a passing grade of at least B.
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

Note: Prospective students are currently ineligible for OSAP until approval is granted by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities

  • Injury prevention
  • Environmental health
  • Active transportation
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk and exposure assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Indigenous health
  • Food safety
  • Communicable diseases
  • Built environments
  • Water quality
  • Public health policy
  • Global health
  • Research Methodology and Study Design for Occupational and Public Health
  • Data Analysis for Research in Occupational and Public Health
  • Evidence-based Prevention in Occupational and Public Health
  • Knowledge Synthesis in Occupational and Public Health
  • Seminar Series in Occupational and Public Health
  • Epidemiology for Public and Population Health
  • Hazard Assessment for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Special Topics in Occupational and Public Health
  • Directed Studies in Occupational and Public Health
  • Electives from other YSGS graduate programs, particularly spatial analysis, environmental applied science and management, nursing, and mechanical and industrial engineering may be taken with the approval of the supervisor and program.
  • Dedicated Research Labs

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th floor, 1 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Richard Meldrum
Director, Associate Professor
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 554621

Alison Macleod
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552767

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates.

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Toronto Metropolitan University, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.


As an urban innovation university, Toronto Metropolitan University offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.