School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Online Training

Graduate Programs Online

Aging and Health - The GDip, MSc and PhD programs in Aging and Heath are tailored to meet the evolving needs of today’s student. These programs are offered in a blended format that includes on-site intensives and on-line components. Participants will enjoy the professional networking and experiential opportunities of an on-site program with the benefits of distance learning flexibility. For more details go to the Aging & Health website.

Healthcare Quality - The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality program is designed for young professionals or mid- to senior-level executives who wish to continue to work full time, while pursuing an advanced degree. Professionals that may be well suited to taking the Master of Healthcare quality are: Lawyers, Engineers, Business professionals, Healthcare professionals, Professional administrators, Policy advisors. for more details go to the Healthcare Quality website.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Inquiry and the Professional Master's in Education  - Queen’s is unique in offering a diploma in professional inquiry, which is the intentional examination of your practices or programs in order to understand more about them, solve problems or effect change. In both public and private education sectors, inquiry is critical for informing teaching practice and student learning. The master’s program offers fields of study in Aboriginal Education, Assessment and Evaluation, Classroom Specialist, Literacy, and Teaching abroad. For more details on this program go the Faculty of Education website.

Master degree in Earth and Energy Resources Leadership - Queen’s University has developed a cross-faculty Earth and Energy Resources Leadership Program with interdisciplinary opportunities for students to develop a complete understanding of the resource life cycle within the conceptual framework of earth systems and sustainable resources. A Professional Master’s degree is now available that focuses on enhancing leadership skills and integration across multiple fields within earth resource management, including geosciences, engineering, business, law, and policy. For more details on this program go to the MEERL website.

MINE 800: Mining Systems and Processes.  This one individual course provides a broad overview of mining systems and processes, and is intended for professionals and students new to the mining industry.  Domestic and international students are welcome.  To apply and for more details, please contact

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation - The Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation is targeted to enhance the competitiveness and employability of graduate students interested in pursuing careers in pharmaceutical and related health industries. Graduates of this program will possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to make them ideal candidates to enter progressive career positions. The diploma will offer a combination of course work and practical experience to recent graduates in the health and science sectors (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD) from across Canada and internationally.  For more details please contact Emily Greenwood (

Water and Human Health - The Graduate Diploma in Water and Human Health, hosted by the Beaty Water Research Centre (BWRC), is designed to give recent graduates and professionals an enhanced understanding of the role of water in driving health outcomes and ultimately the sustainability of populations and communities. This diploma will investigate water in its natural state, with an emphasis on the chemical and biological contaminants of concern for human health.  For more details go to the Water Research Centre website.

Available Courses

Course on Research Ethics (CORE) - Graduate students engaging in research involving human participants must register in the non-credit course SGS-804. When the CORE online tutorial is successfully completed, SGS-804 will be denoted with a P (Pass) on the Queen’s University transcript. There is a certificate at the end of the CORE program, which students must save as proof that they completed the training and have passed SGS-804. Graduate students will also be required to submit this certificate when submitting projects for research ethics approval. To access the tutorial and for further information go to the University Research Office.

Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Design, Conduct & Analysis
Intended for graduate students who are interested in learning about the design and execution of clinical trials in Canada. Some background in research methodology is advantageous but not mandatory. The module will be available to Ontario graduate students, post-docs and affiliates of the Canadian Cancer Trials. For more information about the course go to the Canadian Cancer Trials Group website.

QACS 799 - Introduction to Animal Care (theoretical training course) 
QACS 799  pertains to all species that are used as an animal model at the university. The objective of the course is to introduce the expectations of the responsible use of animals in research and teaching which will be discussed in further detail in succeeding practical training sessions. The first 5 modules and their respected quizzes covering Guidelines, Legislation and Regulations; Ethics in Animal Experimentation; The Three R's in Animal Experimentation; Occupational Health and Safety; and Pain, Distress and Endpoints must be completed with a minimum passing grade of 80%.  For more details on the course go to the University Animal Care Committee website.

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The Student2Scholar (S2S) modules will help graduate students in the social sciences develop their core academic literacies and research skills, enabling them to participate more actively and confidently in their communities of research. Modules fall within four categories in the S2S learning journey: Inquiry and Exploration; Investigation and Organization; Analysis and Evaluation; and Creation and Communication. Each module includes a wide range of interactive, self-paced learning activities and assessments.

The Student2Scholar (S2S) modules provide a self-paced, interactive e-learning resource designed to help graduate students in the social sciences succeed at their research assignments and develop a scholarly approach to their field of research. Its production was funded in 2014-2015 by the Ontario Online Initiative, and developed by the S2S team from Western University (Faculty of Education, Western Libraries), the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education Library), and Queen's University (Queen's Education Library).

Learn more about these modules on the S2S website