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Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must be graduates from an accredited, baccalaureate-granting university with a minimum of a second class standing of a B or 73%. A 3.0 GPA is required from the School of Graduate Studies for acceptance to a graduate program. The MHPE program calculates your GPA from your last two academic years of study at an accredited university.

Visit our "How to Apply" page to learn about the steps involved in applying, as well as information regarding admission requirements and useful details for international applicants.

Individuals who are current practicing health professionals (dentists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, and other allied health roles) and individuals in the final stages of their training (i.e., residency) or seeking a position within an academic setting would be interested in our program.

Are you considering applying to the Master of Health Professions Education Program but are worried about your ability to access paperwork due to closures and/or backlogs related to the COVID-19 pandemic?  Are you an applicant experiencing challenges with the issuance of transcript(s)?  We are working on ways to support individuals in these circumstances - Contact us at

Given the current situation regarding the pandemic, we understand that it may be difficult to arrange the issuance of transcript(s) to the School of Graduate Studies.

For the purpose of evaluating your application for admission, the SGS can use the version of your official transcript(s) that you have on hand or can easily get, that you upload as part of the application process. It is very important that the transcript you upload is an official transcript, if at all possible.

Please note that official transcripts are required before the SGS can process an offer of admission to graduate studies.

Transcripts can sent by the issuing university to the SGS via email to or by mail to:

School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University
Gordon Hall, Room 425
74 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

When the university opens again to the public, courier deliveries (i.e., FedEx, UPS, Purolator, etc.) will resume, so transcrips could be sent to the SGS by courier, as well.

Additional information regarding SGS COVID-19 related updates can be found online. 

Fees listed are per year; MHPE program is a two (2) year program:

Annual Domestic Tuition Fee (exclusive of activity fees): $9,500
Annual International Tuition Fee: $16,467
Annual Program Fee: $1,600

Please note that as a professional part-time program, the MHPE program is not eligible for OSAP funding. Currently, we do not offer any funding support (bursaries/scholarships). We encourage applicants to investigate scholarships/incentives through their place of employment and/or seek external sources of funding via grants, etc.


Regardless of your current living situation, learners are required to stay at the hotel to help accommodate evening group work, etc. Please note that the annual Program Fee remains the same for each learner and cannot be decreased.

In terms of time commitment, there is one course per semester with approximately 6 – 10 hours per week of course work, depending upon the learner (3 hours of class time with an additional 3-6 hours for assignments, papers, etc.).

The deadline for the online application through the School of Graduate Studies and submission of the Biographical Questionnaire, CV, and Statement of Interest is usually April 1 of each year, with preference given to those who apply by March 1. Admission decisions for completed applications are usually sent by late March/early April each year. 

The Capstone Experience focuses on the scholarship of integration, implementation, and application. The course will be guided by a faculty member at Queen's University and/or a mentor based in practice. Learners will identify their project by the end of the first year so that if ethical and administrative approvals are required, there will be plenty of time to complete the project by the end of the program.


To view term start and end dates, visit the Queen's University Arts and Science academic calendar at