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Are the courses offered online?
Yes, the majority of courses are held weekly on interactive videoconferencing software. You are required to sign into class once a week for 2.5-3 hours. There are two (2) in-person intensive weeks in the program; you would need to attend one (1) intensive week (5 days) in July/August of your 1st and 2nd year of the program.

What date and time are the classes?
First-year courses are held on either Monday or Tuesday evenings. Second-year courses are held on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Your annual academic schedule will be released during the summer prior to the beginning of term. The classes are held one (1) day per week between 7:00pm-10:00pm EST.

How many hours per week?
Each class runs for approximately 2.5-3 hours hours per week. There will be an additional 10-15 hours per week to work on your course work depending on deadlines and group assignments.

Does the program run year-round for two (2) years?
Yes, the program runs year-round for two (2) years. You would finish your final program course between May-September and graduate in November.

Can I accelerate through the program?
No. This program is a part-time online program with no full-time stream.

Is it a thesis?
No. It is a course-based Master’s program.

What is involved in the research project?
The research project is your final program course. The focus of this course is on the scholarship of integration, implementation, and application. Students will develop research skills to rigorously search for evidence on a clearly defined question, conduct a project, and present findings orally and in a major paper. The course will be guided by a faculty member at Queen's University and/or a mentor based in practice. Students will identify their project by the end of the first year to enable ethics and administrative approvals.

What are the career prospects for new graduates?
Our alumni have been promoted into leadership roles, accepted new positions, or enhanced their current capacity in healthcare quality, risk and safety fields. Healthcare quality, risk, and safety is an emerging field and our alumni have been very successful with job prospects. Please contact the program (hqprograms@queensu.ca) if you would like to speak with an alumni about the program.

Are any bursaries available?
There are currently no program specific funding opportunities offered at this time but we do encourage applicants to seek external sources of funding via grants, employers, etc. Our program has not been eligible for OSAP in the past because we are a part time program but you always check with the Queen's Awards Office (awards@queensu.ca) to see what is presently available. Also, Scholarship Canada (www.scholarshipscanada.com) and Yconic (https://yconic.com/) are just a couple of the many resources you can browse to see if you match any scholarships. 

Where can I go to learn more about the MScHQ Program?
You can check out our Facebook , TwitterLinkedIN , and Instagram pages to learn about program updates. You can also contact us if you have more questions or to request to connect with an alumni.