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.
We offer both the MA and PhD degrees in all the key fields of Canadian political science: Canadian politics, comparative politics, gender and politics, international relations, and political theory.
Choosing Queen's for your graduate studies means that you will be at an institution that has consistently been rated in the top Canadian universities. As a research-intensive university, Queen's has exceptionally well-endowed facilities, and is deeply committed to excellence in graduate work. Graduate students are provided with office space and a competitive package of financial support.
Our graduates can be found in government, non-government organizations, firms, and universities across Canada and around the world.
Kingston offers a pleasant environment in which to spend time completing graduate work. As the former capital of the united provinces of Canada, it has an attractive downtown core with a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. The city is well-connected to other major centres: from Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, Kingston can easily be reached by highway, train, bus and air.