Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Admissions 

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 contact faculty directly to see if they are able to supervise.

Queen's University graduate applications are done online (https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/sgsapp). 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.