Application Process

Admissions are now open for entry in September 2024.

The application review process begins on February 1st and continues through the Spring.  You have a competitive advantage if you submit your application before the review process starts, but applications may be submitted after February 1st.  We start to send out offers of acceptance in early March.  

Applications are normally submitted using Queen's online application process. This process begins in September each year. Log on to the Queen's online application system and follow the steps listed, first creating a user account and then completing and submitting your application. Please note that the final step to submit your application is to pay the non-refundable application fee.

Additional documents that are required as a part of your application include official transcripts of all post-secondary institutions you have attended and two academic references. See the  School of Graduate Studies website for more information on how to submit these documents.  A list of current courses and a statement of research interests are also required, and can be submitted as part of your online application.

We also require a written sample of work (an essay that you have completed for an undergraduate or graduate course) and a curriculum vitae which should be emailed directly to 

In ordered to be considered for financial aid, you must request financial aid on your application form. Requesting financial aid does not prejudice your application in any way. To be considered for the top Queen's awards and scholarships, you should apply for federal and provincial graduate awards (CGSM and Ontario Graduate Scholarships) according to the deadlines established by each program. We also recommend that you submit your MA application and supporting documentation (including letters of reference) to our School of Graduate Studies as early as possible.