School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Required Documentation

  • Application form (online). If you cannot complete the online application, please contact mpa.admissions@queensu.ca for a paper application.
  • Two academic recommendations are required, typically from professors under whom the applicant has studied
  • If your previous degree is NOT from a Canadian or U.S. university, you will be required to submit a GRE score.  There are no exceptions to this rule. There is no minimum GRE score requirement and we are unable to comment on the competitiveness of scores as this depends on the annual pool of applicants. GRE scores must be received directly from the issuing agency.*
  • Statement of Interest (4000 characters)
  • Transcripts:
  1. Transcripts can be uploaded to the online applications, as PDF files.  The transcripts must be scanned (black and white recommended) and saved as a PDF file, and uploaded successfully. Complete instructions are available to applicants on the Transcript Upload section of the online application.
  2. If a transcript or transcripts cannot be successfully uploaded to the online applications, applicants are responsible for ensuring that an official transcript or transcripts of all current and previous university-level studies are sent to the School of Graduate Studies by all universities previously attended. All hard copy transcripts received as part of an application for admission must be received in sealed envelopes.
  3. Final transcript: hard copy original official transcript showing degree completion and conferral, will be required from all applicants who accept an offer of admission to graduate studies at Queen's University. These final transcripts are to be sent directly from the issuing institutions to the School of Graduate Studies, in sealed envelopes. Official transcripts are NOT REQUIRED for any study of any kind carried out at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. The School of Graduate Studies will access the student record directly for applicants who have attended or are currently attending Queen's University.

*Transcripts and GRE scores are to be sent from the issuing university and testing center to the following address:

School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, Room 425
74 Union Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6  CANADA