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Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership

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  2. Application
  3. Curriculum
  4. Tuition

Admission Requirement(s):

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities attended, including prior attendance at any campus of the University of Illinois.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or employer who can address the applicant's interest in healthcare quality and patient safety and the applicant's ability to do graduate level work.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement submitted separate from the application that describes applicant's goals related to patient safety leadership including interest in a particular area of study in this arena. Responses should be no more than 700 words in length and should include no fewer than three references/citations.
Records are considered official if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • The issuing institution sends them directly to UIC Online, 1333 S. Halsted, Suite 205, M/C 165, Chicago, IL 60607.
  • They are certified as true copies by an official of the educational institution, an embassy official, or an appropriate government official.
  • They have been received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution.

Prerequisite(s): All applicants for the Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership will be considered based on the following criteria.

  • Quality of undergraduate work: an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work is required.
  • Quality of graduate work (if applicable), including grades.
  • Quality of recommendations contained in the two required letters of reference.
  • Relevance of work experience, career goals, and statement on why you are interested in the program.

International Students:

We consider an international student to be any student who does not have American citizenship or permanent residency status. In addition to the materials requested above and TOEFL scores, international applicants must also submit:

  • Applicants with international credentials must present official academic records for all post-secondary schooling by having the credentials evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service that holds membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please visit the NACES web site for a list of participating organizations: www.naces.org/members.htm.

Records are considered official if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • The issuing institution sends them directly to The University of Illinois at Chicago, 1333 S. Halsted, Suite 225 MC 165, Chicago IL, 60607.
  • They are certified as true copies by an official of the educational institution, an embassy official, or an appropriate government official.
  • They have been received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution.

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for applicants from non-English speaking countries. The minimum acceptable score is 550 for the paper version and 213 for the computer version or a minimum total score of 80, with subscores of Writing (21), Speaking (20), Listening (17), and Reading (19) for the new TOEFL exam. The TOEFL examination is not required for students who have completed at least two academic years of full-time study in a country where English is the native language and in a school where English is the language of instruction within five years of the proposed date of enrollment in the University. In addition, the TOEFL examination is not required of non-native English speakers who have a minimum of one year full-time employment in the U.S. or other country where the only official language of the country is English. Applicants must submit a letter from their employer verifying at least 12 consecutive months of employment and describing their English language skills.


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