Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Admissions 

Prospective students in the MA or MSC stream should hold an Honours Bachelors degree or equivalent, with minimum high second-class standing.  Prospective PhD students should hold a Master's degree.  When you apply, we consider your transcripts from all courses.  It is highly recommended that an applicant secure a supervisor before starting the application process.  Please contact faculty directly to see if they are able to supervise.

Queen's University graduate applications are done online (https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/sgsapp). For more information on the application process, please visit the Queen's calendar: http://www.queensu.ca/calendars/sgsr/Application_for_Admission.html. 

In addition to the material submitted online, you must complete a Statement of Research Interest and a Curriculum Vitae, both of which should be sent directly to Geography and Planning.

For prospective students outside of Canada for whom English is not a first language, you will be required to undertake a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test.  You will need a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30), for a total of 88/120.  Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

We typically only accept graduate students for a September intake.  The deadline for applications is January 31, but we may accept late applications on occasion.