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Master of Science in Healthcare Quality

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The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) degree will prepare professionals for practice, research and education in the developing area of health quality, risk and safety. This two (2) year, part-time, interdisciplinary course-based program consists of eight (8) courses, including a supervised project. Participants will have two (2) mandatory, one-week intensive sessions each year in July or August; the remainder of the program will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing.


Quality is a cornerstone of our healthcare system: safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. Through innovation, effective design change, and cooperation between professionals, quality in healthcare can be improved in Canada and throughout the world.


Utilizing innovative and cutting edge practices in change management and healthcare safety, our programs are designed to empower learners with the skills and knowledge to confidently assume leadership roles in their organization, ensuring patient safety mandates are fulfilled.



We run into errors in our health systems every day. Explore theoretical and practical applications in communication, organizational learning, and analysis reporting to better manage risk, mitigate errors and systematically examine and evaluate approaches to current system improvements.


Convenient distance learning, blended online courses completed part-time over two years.

 Build on your professional experience with a degree designed to enhance your career in health care with advanced knowledge, practice and skills.

Network with an interprofessional cohort of peers during your two (2) one-week intensive course at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Courses centre on interdisciplinary team-based learning with faculty and students engaging.

Guided by Faculty, complete a culminating final project/review on a topic of your choice.