Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning


Have big questions about the world around you? Discover answers for yourself and tackle real world problems head on in a vibrant intellectual and research community. 
Register for our webinar to learn more about Graduate Studies in Geography at Queen's University.
Webinar date:  Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
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Prospective students in the MA or MSC stream should hold an Honours Bachelors degree or equivalent, with minimum high second-class standing (B+ average of all courses).  Prospective PhD students should hold a Master's degree.  When you apply, we consider your transcripts from all courses.  An applicant must secure a potential supervisor before starting the application process.  Please see our Current Research  Opportunities for Prospective Graduate Students 2021-2022 (pdf, 103kB).  In addition, please refer to our Graduate Supervisors Brochure (pdf, 60kB) for an overview of our faculty and their research areas and interests.  

Queen's University graduate applications are done online ( For more information on the application process, please visit the School of Graduate Studies calendar.

In addition to the material submitted online, you must complete a Statement of Research Interest and a Curriculum Vitae, both of which should be sent directly to Geography and Planning.

If English is not your native language, prospective students must meet the English language proficiency requirements in writing, speaking, reading, and listening.  You will need (1) a total TOEFL (paper-based) score of at least 600, or (2) TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30), for a total of 88/120.  Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score, or (3) IELTS: 7.0 (academic module overall band score), or (4) PTE Academics: 65.

We typically only accept graduate students for a September intake.  The deadline for applications is January 31, but we may accept late applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.