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Tips for Grad School Applications

The application process for applying to graduate schools can be very daunting. In order to make your life a little easier Career Services at Queen's University has specified a list of 5 great tips that will help you through the application process.

Please click on 5 Tips for Your Grad School Applications to assist you in preparing a successful application.

Statement of Interest:  Varies for MA applicants.  Some will have a very precise project in mind and outline that particular project and indicate someone they feel would be able to best supervise them.  Some applicants haven't narrowed in on a precise project so they indicate the area in which they are interested in studying.  For MA applicants, we do not expect original research but demonstrated mastery of a given body of sociological literature related to a focused research question.  If know, applicants could indicate whether they wish to pursue the essay or the thesis option.  Some MA students choose to do field work but it is not mandatory.  The length of the statement is about one page although it might be longer if you have a precise project (300 to 500 words in general).

Doctoral applicants will vary in what they put in their statement of interest.  Some have a very precise project in mind and they outline that particular project and indicate the people they feel would be able to best supervise them.  But some applicants haven't narrowed in on a precise project so they indicate the area in which they are interested in studying, the outlines of a possible project, and again indicate who might best supervise them.  It's also a good idea to indicate why you have chosen Queen's Sociology, what is there in particular about the program or people that makes this a good fit for your doctoral work.  The length is probably about one page although it might be longer if you have a precise project (300 to 500 words in general).

Good Luck!

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