Academic Calendar 2024-2025


Administrative Structure

The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs1 (SGSPA; 'the School') is constituted to administer the policies of the Senate of Queen's University as they pertain to graduate studies. The School embraces all the departments, programs and interdisciplinary schools that offer graduate programs except for those graduate level programs administered by the School of Business.

Graduate departments and/or programs are grouped according to faculty-based Graduate Councils or Committees that govern the academic programs of the graduate students in the related departments.

The governing body of the SGSPA is the Graduate Studies Executive Council (GSEC). GSEC ensures that the Faculty Graduate Councils/Committees establish and follow appropriate procedures to carry out their responsibilities associated with graduate programs within the Faculty/School. Decisions made by GSEC are either recommended or provided as information to Senate and Senate subcommittees as required by the School or university regulations, and to the Faculty Graduate Councils/Committees.

The Office of the SGSPA is responsible for the implementation of GSEC's policies and the coordination of the admission and degree programs with the departments/programs. The Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, is the chief executive officer of the School and is responsible to the University Provost.

Administrative Officers

Vice-Provost and Dean

  • F. Quadir

Associate Deans

  • C.DeLuca
  • T. MacDonald

Director, Admissions and Student Services

  • M. Corbett

Manager, Finance

  • N. MacKinnon

Committees of the School    

The Graduate Studies Executive Council

  • Chair: Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (or delegate)

The Fellowship Committee

  • Chair: TBA

The Academic Appeal Board

  • Chair: TBA

Graduate Council/Committees of the School

Arts and Sciences Graduate Councils

Graduate Departments/Programs-Humanities

  • Art Conservation, Art History, Arts Leadership and Arts Management, Classics and Archeology, Cultural Studies, English Language and Literature, Film and Media Studies, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Graduate Departments/Programs-Life and Physical Sciences

  • Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Information Science, Environmental Studies, Geography and Planning, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Psychology

Graduate Departments/Programs-Social Sciences

  • Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography and Planning, Global Development Studies, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Political Studies, Sociology

Health Sciences Graduate Council    

Graduate Departments/Programs

  • Aging and Health, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Health Professions Education, Health Quality, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Health and Leadership, Rehabilitation Science, Rehabilitation Therapy, Translational Medicine

Graduate Committee for Business

Graduate Studies and Research Committee in Education

Law Graduate Committee

Smith Engineering Graduate Council

Graduate Departments/Programs

  • Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geoengineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering, Mining Engineering 
1 In 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).