This Calendar is a comprehensive guide to our graduate programs and courses. It also provides information on admissions, awards and registration, and serves as a record of the policies and procedures of the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs1 (SGSPA) at Queen's University.
The course listings and academic programs described in this Calendar represent Senate- and Faculty-approved requirements and electives for completion of degree requirements. Circumstances beyond the control of the university, such as severe budget shortfalls, may result in restrictions in the number and range of course and program choices available to students as compared with those listed herein or in other University publications. The University reserves the right to limit access to courses or programs, and at its discretion, to withdraw particular programs, options, or courses altogether. In such circumstances the University undertakes to the best of its ability to enable students registered in affected programs to complete their degree requirements.
The Senate and The Board of Trustees of Queen's University reserve the right to make changes in courses, programs and regulations described in this Calendar, in either its printed or electronic form, without prior notice.
At Queen's, the following essential values will govern our actions:
Rigorous standards of intellectual integrity must be upheld in all teaching, learning, and research activities.
Freedom of Inquiry and Exchange of Ideas
The University commits itself to remain open to free inquiry and the free expression of ideas, both of which are basic to the University's central purpose. Any restrictions proposed on free expression must be openly stated and subjected to careful public scrutiny and evaluation.
Equal Dignity of All Persons
Queen's cherishes the diversity of human experience and background and supports the freedom of individuals to study, teach, work and carry out research without fear of harassment, intimidation or discrimination.
The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is committed to creating committees and making nominations that are as inclusive as possible with reference to such indicators as sex, age, academic rank and discipline, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and (dis)ability.
1In November 2021, Queen's University Senate approved a change of name for the School of Graduate Studies, to the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (SGSPA). However, the information and policies in this calendar pertain only to graduate students enrolled in graduate programs listed in this document.