Study Options

QIPS is a full-time only degree but delivered to accommodate full-time employment.

The QIPS program is intentionally designed to accommodate professional graduate students and includes a course-based option and a thesis-based option for those who may require a thesis for their academic career.

The 12 month program begins with a compulsory one-week intensive in September for both options. The subsequent core and elective courses are concentrated in modules spread regularly throughout the fall, and winter sessions. Each module of the required courses consists of a full day Thursday and Friday, and a half-day on Saturday four times during the September–December session and four times during the January–April session. Electives may also take place in the summer term during which students complete their projects and final assignments.

Courses are delivered in-person at the St George campus.

Visit the program’s roadmap to learn more about time commitments and schedules.

Review the funding policy before applying.

Full-time Modular FormatCourse-based stream

Complete in 1 year

Full-time Modular FormatThesis stream

Complete in approximately 1 year (with the possibility of extending into a 4th term)

Finance Your Degree

At IHPME, we offer a variety of financial supports to help you succeed in our graduate programs.

Connect with Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS)

QIPS Program Director

Christine Shea
Phone Number: 416-946-3862
Email Address: christine.shea@​

Oversees management of the QIPS Program

Graduate Administrator

Zoe Downie-Ross
Phone Number: (416) 946-3486
Email Address: ihpme.grad.admin@​

Coordinates student records, graduate funding, and student-related awards.

Graduate Admissions

Christina Lopez
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​

Manages admissions and responds to all related inquiries.

Graduate Assistant

Nadia Ismail
Phone Number: (416) 946-4100
Email Address: ihpme.grad.assist@​

Coordinates various graduate initiatives including defences, student events, and graduation.

QIPS Program Assistant

Devrim Sen
Phone Number: 416-946-8542
Email Address: ihpme.qips.program@​

Manages the QIPS courses including enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus

Graduate Placements

Christina Lopez
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.placements@​

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning