Master of Occupational Health and Safety

1 year
6,654 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The Master of Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS) programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers advanced-level study in a variety of occupational health and safety topics. The programme is the first of its kind in the Atlantic area and the fourth in Canada, and it is based on expertise developed at Memorial University over the last decade. The initiative is a direct response to high demand from both inside the province and throughout Canada.

The MOHS programme is intended to provide students, safety officers, loss prevention specialists, and human relations managers with analytic frameworks and current knowledge that can be used as a foundation for future advanced academic study or higher level professional careers in regulatory agencies, industry, government, and stakeholder organisations. This programme does not qualify for funding.

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

Program structure

  • Research Seminar in OHS
  • Supervised Capstone Research Paper
  • Occupational Diseases and Injuries
  • Regulatory Approaches and Compensation Systems


  • Tuition — 6,654 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

  • 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
  • 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.

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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