Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Admission to the QSIT graduate program is competitive. Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their academic background, work experience, career goals and any additional evidence of potential success in the program. Admission to the program will be determined by faculty committee. Admission requirements shall be applied equitably to individual applicants regardless of age, sex, race, disability, religion or national origin.

Admission standards include:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited school with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Competency in basic statistics demonstrated by at least three credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework with a grade of “B” or higher
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s experience in and goals related to healthcare quality, safety and information technology leadership including interest in a particular area of study in this arena
  • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or employer who can address the applicant's interest in health care quality, patient safety and health information technology and the applicant's ability to do graduate level work
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam may be required for applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English. Because the command of the English language, both written and spoken is critical for success for the Masters of Quality, Safety and Information
  • Technology, the suggested TOEFL score for Loyola University Chicago is 650, if the test is taken in the paper form; 280, if it is taken via computer; and, 114, if it is taken in the iBT version. Consideration of other factors in each application for admission may allow the committee to deviate from this recommended set of scores.