School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Welcome to Graduate Studies at Queen's

  • Hands-On Experience

    Opportunities to apply practical skills and research experiences.

  • student in the lab

    Over 20 research centres and 43 Canada Research Chairs.

  • grad student presenting

    Grad Chat, 3-Minute Thesis Competition, Lecture Series and Events.

  • Transformative Opportunities

    People, services and resources that enable academic, professional and personal success.

  • Discover Kingston

    The city of Kingston was ranked one of the world’s best university towns.

 Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Queen’s University was founded in 1841and is a research-intensive university offering over 125 graduate programs and home to over 4,200 graduate students from across Canada and abroad. Queen’s ranks highly in terms of research funding, features internationally recognized faculty, and hosts state-of-the art research facilities. The School of Graduate Studies strives to provide a robust experience for students by offering support services, such as a comprehensive resource hub (The Habitat) and a workshop series (Expanding Horizons), among others. It is our goal to enable the academic, professional, and personal success of our students.


Statement from the Vice-Provost & Dean, School of Graduate Studies & the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

The School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Science condemn the homophobic, racist and threatening poster which was left in the living space of our students at the Chown Hall residence. This incident has clearly had a serious impact on our community—one which should not and cannot be ignored. 

We are committed to equity, diversity, non-repressive inclusivity, human rights and Indigeneity, including anti-racism, decolonization, and Indigenous resurgence. Equity, diversity, inclusivity, and Indigeneity are guiding principles in our strategic vision. We are committed to ideas and actions, such as intercultural awareness training for students, faculty, and staff, and bolstering support for underrepresented groups that not only foster a sense of belonging but also celebrate equity, diversity, inclusivity, and Indigeneity.

The events of last week clearly demonstrate that there is more work to be done in order to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at Queen’s - a challenge that we remain deeply committed to addressing.

We are in solidarity with our colleagues across campus. Please see the statements from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Patrick Deane and the Director of Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, Kandice Baptiste


Expanding HorizonsExpanding Horizons Expanding Horizons is dedicated to your professional and academic development. This includes our popular workshop series, as well as support resources and information on opportunities to apply your skills, gain new ones, and share your research.

SGS HabitatSGS Habitat SGS Habitat is a database of information designed to help your graduate environment be healthy and productive. This includes information on health services, support for students with families, living in Kingston, and entertainment and recreation.