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

We are looking for early-mid career professionals or recent graduates from a wide range of positions and studies to join us in the Masters of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL). We want students with diverse backgrounds, bringing a variety of unique perspectives to the table. 

You will join us from fields of study or private and public enterprises that in some way relates to the natural resource industry. You plan to remain in this sector and want to boost your career to the next stage by building on your experiences.

If you're wondering if this program is for you, please reach out to us at meerl@queensu.ca. We'd love to hear from you.

 

Are you Eligible?         

  • 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 and previous degree(s) can be from a wide range of disciplines encompassing science, engineering, business, economics, commerce, law, policy, and communications.
  • Work experience in natural resources is strongly preferred.

 

How to Apply?             

To apply, you need to complete the following two steps:

  1. Submit online application. See additional information below. This application includes:
    • Official Transcripts
    • 2 Letters of Reference
    • If required, proof of English Language Comprehension
    • Application Fee
  2. Send email directly to the MEERL team at meerl@queensu.ca, with:
    • Resume – minimum 11 pt font, word or pdf document.
    • Statement of Interest – see additional information below.

Important note - Your application package (Online Application, Application Fee, Transcripts, References, Statement of Interest, Resume) must be received before your application will be reviewed and it is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete. For information on how to check the status of your application please go to the School of Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page.

 

Admissions Process    

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

You will be informed by the School of Graduate Studies about whether or not you are being offered admission. If an offer of admission has been made, the School of Graduate studies will provide further direction of the next steps. 

If you have any questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact the MEERL team at meerl@queensu.ca

 

Additional Information

Online Application
To submit your online application please go to the School of Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page and follow the instructions. The online application for admission is used for all professional graduate programs at Queen’s University.
Official Transcript
For information on how to submit your official transcript refer to the School of Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page.
Letters of Reference
For information on how to submit your letters of reference refer to the School of Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page. Letters of reference can be from professionals and/or academics.
How to Submit Reference Letters
You will provide contact information for your referees through the online application process. Referees will be given instructions about how to submit their letters of reference. 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.
Guidance for Requesting Reference Letters:
• Before you submit your online application, ask your referee if they will write you a letter of reference. This is because once the online application is submitted, the system will immediately contact the referees.
• Ask for a reference letter from people who know you and your capabilities, such as employers, supervisors, former employers, professors, community or corporate leaders, influential friends who have known you a long time, etc. Relatives are not an appropriate 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 Writing Reference Letters:
• 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.
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 "How to Apply" page.
Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee ($105 CDN for 2018 Applicants) will be collected to complete your online application. Refer to the School of Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page for more information.
Statement of Interest
Your statement of interest should be a word or pdf document, no longer than one and a half pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman, 11pt font.
The statement of interest should address the following two questions:
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?