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Admission & Fees

Admission and Fees

Application requirements, tuition, fees and how to apply

Deadline to Apply - January 15th, 2022 (please note that the application portal is currently closed and will open early in the fall)

There are two routes of entry into the Rehabilitation and Health Leadership program:

1

A Master’s degree » with a minimum of one year of work experience in a setting that develops, implements or manages programs, services, policies or processes for people affected by or at risk of a disability, and evidence of progressive involvement in leadership activities or roles as evidenced in a curriculum vitae and through letters of reference.

2

A Bachelor’s degree (four-year undergraduate program or equivalent) » with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a setting that develops, implements or manages programs, services, policies or processes for people affected by or at risk of a disability, and evidence of progressive involvement in leadership activities or roles as evidenced in a curriculum vitae and through letters of reference.

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.

Application Requirements

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.

  1. 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).

  2. 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 - martina.mcallister@queensu.ca.

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 - martina.mcallister@queensu.ca.

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

Tuition and Fees

RHL students will pay an annual program fee that will cover the cost of accommodation and meals during the onsite sessions, as well as some course-related learning materials throughout the program.

Information on tuition, the program fee and other fees are available through Queen’s University Office of the University Registrar website

Please note that the program fee amount is available in the Summer Graduate and Professional Programs Fee Schedules.

How to Apply?

Complete applications are reviewed and offers are made on an on-going basis by the program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

When you have completed all the sections, you can submit your application. At this point, you are asked to pay the non-refundable application fee on-line (currently $110 CDN). Remember, you must be able to pay the fee on-line with a Visa or MasterCard number, in order to complete your application on-line.

To continue your application process please proceed to
» School of Graduate Studies website.