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MHPE Admissions

How to Apply
Submit an Application

SGS Online Application:

In addition to fulfilling the Admission Requirements, an online application must be submitted through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at Queen’s University. Please select "Health Professions Education (HPE)" as the Program/Department when applying.

Application Period: 

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Deadline: Full applications are due April 1st, with preference given to those received by March 1st.

Application Documents: 

As part of the online application, you need to provide:

  • Two (2) Professional References

    • The references submitted should demonstrate your interest and experience in health professions education along with your perceived ability to complete this academic program.
    • Referees will receive an email from the School of Graduate Studies with a link to complete an online referral form.
    • For alternative submission methods, to resend your reference request(s), or to change your reference(s), please contact the School of Graduate Studies directly at
    • We are unable to make these changes/requests on behalf of applicants. 
  • Transcripts & Test Results

    • You are responsible for requesting official, up-to-date transcripts from all of the academic institutions you list in the Academic Background section of the School of Graduate Studies online application.
    • As part of your online application, you will upload an electronic copy of all official transcripts, which are used to process your application. Official transcripts are defined as transcripts issued by the Registrar’s Office (or equivalent) of the university. Transcripts from other sources, such as those printed from the student’s account on the institution’s website or photocopied from a previous photocopy, are not official and are unacceptable. One copy of the official transcript legend (reverse of each transcript) must be included.
    • Transcripts must be scanned (black and white recommended) and saved as a PDF file. Opening any sealed transcript envelope from your university and scanning the transcript will not render the transcript unofficial for this process.
    • If you received more than one degree from the same university, upload one PDF file of official, up-to-date transcripts for all degrees received from that university.
    • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by an English translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
    • Degree and graduation certificates must be included if the transcript does not indicate the type of degree and date granted.
    • Transcripts submitted with applications become the property of Queen’s University, are subject to verification, are not available for copying, and will not be returned to the applicant.
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that some universities are only sending official e-transcripts. If this is the case, please direct these to for processing. They will let you know how to proceed further.
    • Please DO NOT send your transcripts directly to We do not process transcripts directly and will not be able to count these documents as received.


If you are accepted into the program:

  • You will be responsible for having official/original, hard copy transcripts and degree certificates (if applicable) mailed from the issuing institutions to Queen's University.
  • If applicable, original TOEFL or IELTS test reports must also be mailed to Queen's University.




There will be a link in the online application through the School of Graduate Studies to complete a biographical questionnaire. This allows our program to complete your admissions file. If you submit your online application without completing the form, please contact our office at

In addition to your online SGS application, you must submit a current résumé/CV and a statement of interest. These can be submitted by email to

The statement of interest must be no more than 2500 words. Use your statement to detail your academic and professional background, why you are interested in the program, and where you see yourself going in your career upon the program’s completion. Include the most important aspects about you, your education, your experience, what you would like to do in the future, and how the program will help you achieve your professional goals. Make note of any special circumstances.

Please save your résumé and statement of interest as PDFs with the following naming formats:

  1. résumé/CV: last name_first name_résumé/CV (Doe_John_résumé)
  2. statement of interest: last name_first name_SOI (e.g. Doe_John_SOI)

Your email subject line should read: last name, first name – Statement of Interest and Résumé/CV (e.g. Doe, John – statement of interest and résumé/CV).


Admission Requirements

Those interested in applying to the MHPE program should refer to the School of Graduate Studies Academic Calendar for up-to-date graduate school requirements. Tips for preparing to apply can be found at How to Apply – School of Graduate Studies.

  • GPA

Applicants to this program will have graduated with a minimum of a second class standing (B, 73%, or GPA 3.0) from an accredited, baccalaureate granting University.

  • English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission. Applicants whose first languages do not include English will need to earn satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process, and before final acceptance is granted. For additional information, minimum required test results, and information on how to submit English Language test scores, please refer to the School of Graduate Studies’ website under Testing Requirements.


If your first language is not English, but within the 12-month period prior to the month of application, you have studied for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction, you may submit with your application a request to be exempted from the English language proficiency test requirement to The Director of Admissions, School of Graduate Studies, will review the request and you will be informed of the results of the review.


All required test scores must be received directly from the testing agency, before your application is complete.


Admission Requirements

International students will need to obtain a study permit according to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Since the program is longer than six months, the study permit is required even though you will only be attending two (2) weeks in-person in Canada.

Some countries also require a visa to enter Canada; please contact the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) to speak to an International Student Adviser for advice.

For further information please visit the School of Graduate Studies' website: International Students.