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Queen's University


Queen's University uses an online application form.

If you are interested in applying to the PhD 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 by applicants to the History PhD::

1. Two current academic reference letters, one from the supervisor of the MA thesis/essay. 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.

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 a minimum of 20 pages. It can be a chapter of the MA thesis/essay or a course paper.

4. Research Statement. You will be prompted in the online application to describe your research interests. If the online application does not provide you with sufficient space, please print and send a longer research proposal to the Graduate Office in History (address below). If you have applied for a SSHRC PhD award, you could use that as a basis for this statement. The Admissions Committee looks very closely at the research statement and we encourage you to be as specific as possible, at the same time indicating how your proposed research addresses larger questions and problems.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the 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