Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the following prerequisites:

  • 4-year bachelor’s honour degree in any discipline. Equivalency may be considered for applicants who have a 3-year degree and post-degree studies (or CEJEP) that meet the honour degree credit requirements, and the academic standing requisite. 
  • Minimum upper second-class standing (B+/GPA 3.3/77%) over each of the last two years of study
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong academic potential
  • IMPORTANT: Beginning for the 2022 intake period, applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree from a post-secondary institution outside of Canada are required to submit GRE (General) or GMAT scores with their application.  We are unable to comment on the competitiveness of scores as this depends on the annual pool of applicants. 

For students applying outside Canada, please read our FAQs specific to International students.

What documents do I need?

  • Completed application form to the School of Graduate Studies (See the Apply Now button)
  • Academic transcripts 
  • Two academic references
  • For applicants whose native languages do not include English, satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test is required. Please read here for more information. or in the FAQ for international students.
  • GRE scores, if applicable (see above)

How many applicants are accepted each year?

The Queen’s MIR is a prestigious and highly competitive graduate program. Only the most suited applicants are chosen for admission which typically keeps each year’s enrollment to less than 60 students.

What is the application deadline?

Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis until the program has reached capacity. While there is no hard deadline, students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible in order to have enough time to prepare for a move to Kingston should they be accepted.

In order to be considered for any Queen’s awards or scholarships (as well as OGS), applicants must apply by March 1st of the year for which they hope to begin the program.

Can I defer acceptance?

No. Acceptance cannot be deferred. Students accepted into the MIR program begin their year of study in September. If you are unable to begin study in the year you were accepted, your application must be resubmitted.

More questions? Check out our FAQ’s