For both routes of entry, admission standards will be upper second-class standing (B+) or above for previous degree(s). Specific degrees for entry are not stipulated in recognition of the fact that many disciplines contribute to the fields of rehabilitation and health.
At the time of application, official transcripts for all current and previous universities attended can be uploaded to the School of Graduate Studies online application site. Two hard copy originals for all current and previous study showing degree completion and conferral will be required for all applicants who accept an offer of admission. The transcripts should be mailed directly from the issuing institution to the School of Graduate Studies, Queen’s University, Gordon Hall Room 425, 74 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6.
- One Professional Reference – a reference that addresses your work and/or volunteer experience and potential for leadership in rehabilitation and health.
Note: A professional referee is most likely a professional supervisor, or someone in a leadership position, and must address issues of particular relevance for graduate-level education (e.g., intellectual curiosity, initiative, self-direction, organization, ability to synthesize conflicting materials, written communication and oral presentation skills, etc.). An applicant's relationship to a professional referee could be collaborative in nature (e.g., having worked on a project or team together); however, the relationship should not be personal in nature (e.g., a family member, friend, or any other conflict of interest).
- Two Academic References
Note: While academic references are strongly preferred, applicants who have graduated from their last degree more than five years prior to applying may provide scholarly references instead. Scholarly references should be provided by an individual with a post-professional graduate degree, or a professional degree plus scholarly experience (e.g., grant holder, peer reviewed publications). The most likely candidates would be a professional supervisor, or a team leader for a professional or interprofessional team. The referee must be able to address issues of particular relevance for graduate level education (e.g., intellectual curiosity, initiative, self-direction, organization, ability to synthesize conflicting materials, written communication and oral presentation skills, etc.). In addition, referees should address the applicant’s scholarly aptitude and experience in and/or capacity for evidence-informed decision-making.
Upon submission of an application, the referees listed in the application automatically receive an email, which contains a link to the online reference form for that application. Therefore, hard copy reference letters are not required. If a referee prefers to submit a hard copy reference form or cannot submit online due to technical issues, the reference must be placed in a sealed envelope with the referee's signature on the seal and mailed to the School of Graduate Studies.
As well as employment history, the CV or Resume should also include any leadership experience, continuing education, community involvement, scholarly publications and presentations, etc., as applicable. Submitted directly to the Graduate Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org.
This statement must address career goals, the match between the program and these goals, but primarily focuses on the applicant’s preliminary ideas for the applied dissertation project. Submitted directly to the Graduate Assistant - email@example.com.
If required, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score. All required test scores must be received directly from the testing agency, before your application is complete. Test scores should be mailed directly from the issuing institution to the School of Graduate Studies, Queen’s University, Gordon Hall Room 425, 74 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6