M.A.: BA Honours undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minimum B+ standing.
Ph.D.: BA Honours degree in Sociology and M.A. degree in Sociology. We also welcome applications from students lacking these prerequisites, particularly those with degrees from disciplines or interdisciplinary programs related to our specialty areas, for example, Communications, Criminology, law, Gender Studies, etc.
Applications are considered at any time before the fall term begins, as long as space is available in the program. Students accepted into the program before February 1st will be considered for university scholarships.
On-line application: School of Graduate Studies
See How to Apply (School of Graduate Studies).
By means of entrance awards and teaching and research assistantships, the Department guarantees competitive financial support to all incoming students.
M.A. students are guaranteed a minimum of $14,000 in the form of a Queen's Graduate Award and a teaching assistantship.
Ph.D. students are guaranteed a minimum of $18,000 which includes a teaching assistantship and a Queen's Graduate Award. Funding is guaranteed for 4 years.
Queen's Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to all whose applications for admission are complete by February 1st. Winners of internal fellowships receive at minimum the fellowship and a teaching assistantship. Students who win major external awards, such as SSHRC or OGS, will receive at minimum that award plus a teaching or research assistantship. Additional "top up" monies are awarded whenever possible: if an external scholarship is received, please contact the department. We make every attempt to ensure our offers are fully competitive with other Canadian universities.