School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Application Documents

  • Online Application (which includes Statement of Interest)
  • Two copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions previously attended, showing academic records from all undergraduate and graduate programs and specifying the courses taken, final grades, and standing obtained. The transcripts become the property of Queen's University and are not available for copying.
  • CV (submit directly to mpa.coordinator@queensu.ca)
  • Two professional recommendations.  (Additional academic recommendations may be submitted)
  • GRE or GMAT score, sent directly from the issuing agenda, if your previous degree is not from a Canadian or U.S. university

*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. An unofficial transcript is acceptable at the time of the application.  If offered admission, you will be required to submit an official transcript.  In these unusual circumstances, the School of Graduate Studies will work with whatever arrangements applicants are dealing with. We need the final transcripts for our processes—the documentation is required. But, we can accept the transcript from the issuing university as a pdf or similar document, or any other electronic format, or by fax if that helps.  If for some reason the issuing university cannot produce official transcripts, we can accept unofficial transcripts if they are generated and sent by the issuing university and as long as all parties understand an official hard copy transcript will still be required, eventually. We cannot accept any version of any transcripts from applicants directly by email.
Transcripts can be emailed to 
grad.studies@queensu.ca  or fax number is 1-613-533-6015. Canada Post services on campus is still operational 2 days per week, so we can pick up and process mail, including transcripts, 2 times per week (mailing address - School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University, Gordon Hall Room 425, 74 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6). But, our office building is closed to the public currently, so courier deliveries (ie FedEX, UPS, Purolator, etc.) cannot be processed for now.

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.

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.

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