Master of Science in Healthcare Quality Program Overview
Students applying to this program should refer the School of Graduate Studies Academic Calendar for updated graduate school requirements Students requesting admission to the program will normally have graduated with a minimum of a second class standing of a B or 73% (GPA 3.0) from an accredited, baccalaureate granting University, with a preferred degree in a healthcare discipline, law, business, engineering, or policy studies. Students are also required to have an undergraduate course in statistics and evidence of an understanding of research methodology and or quality improvement experience.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Application Deadline: February 1st of each year
Please visit the Office of the University Registrar for information on Course Fees
International students and staff are a valued part of the Queen’s Community. Those students that have been accepted in to the MScHQ program and will travel to Canada for the week long intensive course scheduled in Year 1 and Year 2 will not require a visa in Canada. For further information please visit the School of Graduate Studies.
"The MSc(HQ) program at Queen's University has effectively helped me develop and drive improvements into my practice area. The measurement and reporting techniques I have learned have been invaluable. With an eye on systems, I've used my new skills and knowledge to improve care delivery and safety, reduce cost, and build better teams. I would strongly recommend the MSc(HQ) to any professional who touches the healthcare system."
"I was looking for a graduate program that encompassed the bigger system wide issues that are currently affecting the healthcare system in Canada. As soon as I saw the information about the Queen's MSc in Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety I knew it was for me because it offered many courses that I was interested in - politics, law, organizational behaviour. I have really enjoyed the program as it has opened up my eyes to the small changes that can be made in our healthcare system that can improve efficiency and save money while also improving quality and safety for the patient. Working with a wide range of clinicians and professionals has also broadened my perspective of how complex the issues are in the healthcare system and hardened my resolve to become a leader in facilitating a change for the better."
Lynn Suter BPE, BSc (PT), Physiotherapist
"I am pursuing the MSc(HQ) Program at Queen’s University as I am interested in examining the Canadian healthcare system from a different perspective and gaining a comprehensive understanding of quality improvement and patient safety in the national and international healthcare landscapes. This has been a wonderful learning experience thus far, which has re-emphasized the importance of delivering patient-centered care and continues to shape the way in which I view the provision of healthcare services."
Aryn Gatto, BA (Hons.)Project Coordinator, Disease Pathway Management Secretariat, Cancer Care Ontario