Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership
Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Admissions: Queen's Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership Program

Admissions - Queen's Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Admission Requirements

This program is for early to early-mid career professionals, with approximately 3 to 10 years’ work experience, in a range of positions within the energy and mineral resource field, including private sector, industry, governmental, or non-profits.

Applications for admission to graduate programs are completed and submitted on the School of Graduate Studies website, including an online form and step-by-step instructions for setting up your account.

The online application for admission is used for all graduate programs at Queen’s University. Since you are applying for admission to a professional program which is not research based and part-time professional students are not eligible for financial assistance, the Research Interests Information and Financial Information sections are not applicable – please insert N/A in these sections of the online application.

 

  • Official Transcripts – two copies from all universities you have attended except for Queen’s.
  • If required, proof of English Language Comprehension.  Those applicants whose native languages do not include English will need to earn satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process, and before final acceptance is granted.  For further information please visit the School of Graduate Studies Preparing for Graduate Studies page
  • A minimum 4 year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent, with a minimum B standing in the last 2 years of program. 
  • Work experience is strongly preferred and both work experience and previous degree(s) can be from a wide range of disciplines encompassing science, engineering, business, law, economics, commerce, and policy.
  • 2 letters of reference - Professional references from employers in a senior role to the applicant, in lieu of academic references, are accepted only if it has been more than 2 years since the applicant completed their most recent university degree.
Letter of Reference Details
Referees are given instructions about how to submit their letters of reference. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure appropriate submission.
If the applicant includes a valid email address for their referees, the referees will be contacted automatically once the online application is submitted and the online application fee has been processed.
The School of Graduate Studies requires a minimum of two academic references from your current and/or previous instructors and/or professors familiar with your academic achievements. It is your choice to include more than two references, but please keep in mind, additional references then become part of the application and will be required in order to review your application. Professional references from employers in a senior role to your own, in lieu of academic references, are accepted only if it has been more than 2 years since you completed your most recent university degree.
The same reference template is used for academic and professional references. In the case of professional references, referees must answer all questions, but where appropriate, can fill in “not applicable”. In addition, there is a comment box and professional referees can either fill in the box with their comments or attach a separate letter of reference. We strongly recommend you share with your referees the information found below: “Suggestions for those writing reference letters for applicants to MEERL program”.
Guidance for applicants in requesting reference letters: Ask for a reference letter from people who know you and your capabilities, such as employers, supervisors, former employers, teachers, community or corporate leaders, influential friends who have known you a long time, etc. Relatives are not a good choice.
Be sure to give the people you ask enough time to write the reference letter, at least 2 weeks should be sufficient.
Tell the people who agree to write letters for you about your goals and why the Earth and Energy Resources Leadership Program will advance these goals for you.
Suggestions for those writing reference letters for applicants to MEERL program: - Please indicate your working relationship to the applicant (supervisor? manager? colleague? client? partner? professor?). How familiar are you with their work experience and professional qualifications? How long you have known the applicant?
- Please provide your observations regarding the applicant’s effectiveness in their position - how do they approach challenging technical, business, and team situations? What approach do they take in working with others? In solving problems? Please include examples where possible.
- What is your knowledge of the applicant’s discipline background in the natural resource sector and how strong is it?
- How adept and flexible do you observe the applicant to be in facing new situations and learning from them? Please include examples where possible.
- In your observation, how well does the applicant handle multiple tasks, obligations and responsibilities? Please include examples where possible.
- Please comment on your observations regarding the applicant’s potential ability to lead, level of commitment, ability to be a "self-starter" willingness to accept responsibility, and initiative. Please include examples where possible.

Additionally the program requires the following to be sent directly to Program Coordinator, Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership, redmondm@queensu.ca

  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Interest (Maximum one and a half pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 font)
Statement of Interest Details
Statement of Interest which addresses the following:

What the program can bring to you -

  • Why are you interested in the program?
  • How do you think the program can benefit your career and professional goals?
  • Why is this a good next step for you?
  • How do you see yourself as a fit for the program?

What you can bring to the program -

  • How can your skills and experience benefit your fellow students in the program?
  • How have your education, work, and life experience prepared you for the program?

Your statement can be general in nature and does not have to address each question.  The questions are provided to give a clearer sense of expectation for the Statement.

WORD or pdf document, no longer than one and a half pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 font

Important to note - Your application package (Online Application, Application Fee, Transcripts, References, Statement of Interest, Curriculum Vitae or Resume) must be received before your application will be reviewed and it is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete.

We begin reviewing completed applications February 1st and make admission decisions on a competitive basis until all places in the program are filled.

If you have any questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact MEERL Program Coordinator, Marilyn Redmond.

Download this helpful guide to completing your application

How To Apply

To apply to this program please go to the School of Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page and follow the instructions.

Application and Tuition Fees

For tuition costs please go to: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/financials/tuition-fees

Key Dates and Deadlines

Program entry date is September of each year.  We begin reviewing MEERL completed applications February 1st and make admission decisions on a competitive basis until all places in the program are filled.