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Queen's University


“I spent four and a half immensely enjoyable years in the Department. Upon setting foot in the Department, I found an open and supportive community of graduate students, as well as a genuinely helpful and caring faculty. The almost daily contact with fellow graduate students and faculty forced me to stay focused on research and helped me to complete the dissertation in a timely manner. Moreover, in terms of teaching, Queen’s University attracts some of the best undergraduate students in the country, which made for engaging and stimulating discussion during tutorials and classes.”
—Rémi Léger, PhD,

“I have truly enjoyed graduate studies at Queen’s.  While Political Studies hosts a number of internationally well-known scholars, it is also small enough to allow for meaningful collaboration between faculty and students and among graduate students.  For those of us interested in studying issues of minority accommodation, nationalism and democratization, or conflict and conflict resolution, the opportunities this department offers for structured and collaborative learning are just unique.”
—Sara Pavan, PhD,

“I have really appreciated my time as an MA student in the Political Science department at Queen’s.  Small in size, the department fosters a sense of community and mutual support. Yet, the department remains highly competitive, boasting professors and students at the tops of their fields.  This is why I have chosen to remain at Queen's for my PhD.”
—Maria Krause, MA, candidate, continuing to PhD

Graduate Studies

The Department of Political Studies at Queen's University has long been known for its graduate programs. We are small enough to provide our students with a highly personalized graduate experience, and our faculty is sufficiently strong, diverse, and well-known that we can provide a well-rounded education that gives our graduates a strong basis for a wide range of careers.The department is particularly well known for its strength in the study of divided and diverse societies.

Our MA program will help you refine your crucial and analytical skills, while our PhD program will help you prepare for a rewarding career in university teaching and research.

To learn more, please select one of the options below.

Fields of Study                              Supervisory Interests of Faculty

MA Program                                 Why Study at Queen's?

PhD Program                                Admission Requirements

Courses and Timetable                  How to Apply

Graduate Student Association        Graduate Resources

                              Contact Information


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