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Please find below the MScHQ and PhDHQ frequently asked admissions questions. If you are seeking FAQs about each specific program, please click here for MScHQ and click here for PhDHQ.

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) requires all transcripts from any post-secondary academic institution that you attended. 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

MScHQ

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.

PhDHQ

The overall grade point average required is B+ at the master's level as per the School of Graduate Studies’ regulation.

Both programs are competitive programs, however we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise. We encourage students with extenuating circumstances to contact the program administration for more information.

Applicants may submit either professional or academic references to fulfill the admission requirements.

MScHQ

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 STAM 200 (formerly BIOL 243) that we recommend. Additionally, if you are unsure if the statistics course you've taken satisifies the prerequisite requirements, you can read more about the necessary components of acceptable statistics courses here. If you are still unsure whether the course you took meets our requirements, feel free to email a copy of a detailed course syllabus to hqprograms@queensu.ca

PhDHQ

You must have completed or in the process of completing a project based or thesis based research master's degree in health, health-related law, business, architecture, or engineering. The degree must be completed by May prior to academic intake. Potential applicants who have master's degrees in other disciplines would be encouraged to discuss the suitability of the degree with the Associate Director of Health Quality Programs prior to applying.

Both programs are competitive programs. We do not release admissions statistics but we encourage all interested individuals to apply.

MScHQ

We accept approximately 50 students in each academic year to begin in July/August.

PhDHQ

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.

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).

MScHQ

Yes. We may review completed applications prior to the admissions deadline and provide acceptances to successful applicants.

PhDHQ

No. At this time, we are not currently accepting early admissions.

MScHQ

Admission decisions for completed applications will be e-mailed and mailed between January and March 31st each year.

PhDHQ

Admission decisions for completed applications will be e-mailed and mailed by March 31st each year.