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Queen's University


Queen's University uses an online application form.

If you are thinking of applying to the MA programme, please follow the steps outlined at the School of Graduate Studies' Admission Procedures.

If you encounter any difficulty in the online application, please contact the History Graduate Office, or 613 533 6931.

In addition to completing the on-line application, the following items are required from applicants to the History MA:

1. Two current academic reference letters. Applicants applying online will have the option to have their referee submit the letter of recommendation to Queen's University electronically. If you have been out of university for a number of years, one or more professional recommendations may be included, however, all effort should be made to include academic recommendations.

The most effective letters are usually written by instructors who know you well, and who have teaching experience.

2. Two official copies of transcripts for all post-secondary institutions which you have attended. Please send these transcripts directly to the Graduate Office in History (address below) and not to the School of Graduate Studies. This ensures their arrival in time to complete your application.

3. A writing sample. The writing sample should be about 20 pages and should be chosen because you think it best exemplifies your strengths as a potential graduate student in history. If possible, submit a copy of the paper without the professor's comments or grade, but this isn't essential.

4. Research Statement. You will be prompted in the online application to describe your research interests. It is not necessary for an MA application to submit an additional research statement.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty whose research interests overlap with their own prior to completing their application.

Please send transcripts, letters and writing sample to:

Yvonne Place, Graduate Assistant
Department of History
Queen's University
49 Bader Lane
Watson Hall 210
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

These documents can be sent by regular mail, fedex, or purolator. They will not be accepted if sent by Priority Post or if they are emailed. Before you can submit your application, you must pay the non-refundable $105.00 (Canadian dollars) application fee, which is payable by Visa or Mastercard only.

Please note that if you don't apply by the deadline, your application will be considered in the second round, and funding may be affected to some extent by a late application.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000