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Admission Requirements
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Frequently Asked Questions
Step 1
Online Application

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

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Degree Application Period
Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ)

Opens: September/October

Closes: February 1

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality (PhDHQ)
Step 2
Biographical Form

There will be a link in the online application through the School of Graduate Studies to complete a biographical form. This allows our program to complete your admissions file. If you have already submitted your online application without completing the form, please contact our office at hqprograms@queensu.ca.

Step 3
References

As part of the online application, you need to provide references (see table below for the number of references required for each program). The references submitted should demonstrate your interest and experience in healthcare quality, risk and safety 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, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at grad.studies@queensu.ca.

Degree References *
Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) Two (2) professional
OR one (1) academic and one (1) professional
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality (PhDHQ) Three (3) total including at least one (1) academic reference

 

Step 4
Transcripts and 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 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. One copy of the official transcript legend (reverse of each transcript) must be included. Do not scan the legend multiple times. 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 or French must be accompanied by an English or French 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.

If you are accepted into the program, you will be responsible for having original transcripts mailed from the issuing institutions.

If applicable, original TOEFL or IELTS test reports must also be sent by mail.

Documents can be sent to the following address:

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

Step 5
Supporting Documentation

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

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.

Think of the statement of interest as a written job interview – what are the most important aspects about you, your education and your experience? What would you like to do in the future? How will the program help you achieve your professional goals?

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

  • statement of interest should be named your last name_first name_SOI (e.g. Doe_John_SOI)
  • résumé/CV should be named last name_first name_résumé/CV (Doe_John_résumé)
  • 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)