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.
Our deadline for applications is February 1. However, in some cases, applications are considered before the Fall term begins, as long as space is available in the program. Please complete the on-line application. Referees will automatically be contacted once you submit your application. We require two references only. Please send your transcripts to the School of Graduate Studies. The writing sample and the statement of interest, if more space is required, are sent electronically to Michelle Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample is usually a paper submitted in a sociology course. It is typically 10-15 pages in length. Please send these documents single sided. Decisions are made in March.
On-line application: School of Graduate Studies
See How to Apply (School of Graduate Studies).
In addition to 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.
In addition to the above, international students are guaranteed $5,000 in the form of an International Tuition Award (ITA). The ITA is highly competitive and is typically reserved for PhD students.
Additional funding, Queen's Fellowships, are available on a competitive basis to all whose applications for admission are complete by February 1st. Winners of these 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.