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Master of Science in Healthcare Quality

What transcripts do you require?
The School of Graduate Studies requires all transcripts from any post-secondary academic institution that you attended.

What GPA is required for the program?
A 3.0 GPA is required from the School of Graduate Studies for acceptance to a graduate program. The MScHQ program calculates your GPA from your last two academic years of study at an accredited university.

Will you consider an applicant with a lower GPA and extenuating circumstances?
The MScHQ program is a competitive program, however we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise. We encourage students with extenuating circumstances to contact the program administration for more information.

Do you require professional or academic references?
Applicants may submit either professional or academic references to fulfill the admission requirements.

What courses do you require for admissions?
We require that you have taken a statistics course during your post-secondary academic studies. If you do not meet this requirement, you may complete a three (3) credit accredited undergraduate statistics course prior to academic intake (May). Queen’s University Arts & Science Online offers an online undergraduate statistics course called BIOL 243 that we recommend. Additionally, if you are unsure if the statisics course you've taken is satisfy this prerequisite requirement, please feel free to e-mail a copy of the course syllabus to hqprograms@queensu.ca

How competitive are your admissions?
The MScHQ program is a competitive program. We do not release admissions statistics but we encourage all interested individuals to apply.

How many applicants do you accept each year?
We accept approximately 50 students in each academic year to begin in July/August.

When do admissions open/close?
Applications are open through the School of Graduate Studies in October of each year. The deadline for the online application through the School of Graduate Studies is February 1 of each year. Supporting documentation must arrive by February 14th (i.e. transcripts, references).

Do you have early admissions?
Yes. We may review completed applications prior to the admissions deadline and provide acceptances to successful applicants.

When will I hear back about my application?
Admission decisions for completed applicaitons will be e-mailed and mailed between January and March 31st each year.

For MScHQ Program specific questions, please click here.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality

What transcripts do you require?
The School of Graduate Studies requires all transcripts from any post-secondary academic institution that you attended.

What is the GPA requirement for admissions?
The overall grade point average required is B+ at the master’s level as per the School of Graduate Studies’ regulation.

Will you consider an applicant with a lower GPA and extenuating circumstances?
The PhDHQ program is a competitive program, however we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise. We encourage students with extenuating circumstances to contact the program administration for more information.

Do you require professional or academic references?
Applicants may submit either professional or academic references to fulfill the admission requirements.

How competitive are your admissions?
The PhDHQ program is a competitive program. We do not release admissions statistics but we encourage all interested individuals to apply.

How many applicants do you accept each year?
We accept approximately four (4) students in each academic year to begin in July/August. Acceptance numbers depend significantly on supervisor availability and a prospective student's match with a supervisor. Prospective students are encouraged to connect with potential supervisors prior to applying to help determine a good match.

When do admissions open/close?
Applications are open through the School of Graduate Studies in October of each year. The deadline for the online application through the School of Graduate Studies is February 1 of each year. Supporting documentation must arrive by February 14th (i.e. transcripts, references).

Do you have early admissions?
No.

When will I hear back about my application?
Admission decisions for completed applications will be e-mailed and mailed by March 31st each year.

I uploaded my official transcript for the application. Do I have to mail an official transcript also?
Yes. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) guidelines are listed below. For all transcript related inquiries, please contact SGS directly (grad.studies@queensu.ca)

    Hard copy original official transcript showing degree completion and conferral, will be required from all applicants who accept an offer of admission to graduate studies at Queen's University. These final transcripts are to be sent directly from the issuing institutions to the School of Graduate Studies, in sealed envelopes. Transcripts sent from the issuing university should be sent to: School of Graduate Studies Queen's University Gordon Hall Room 425 74 Union Street Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

 

For PhDHQ Program specific question, please click here.