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Queen's University

PMPA: Admissions, Advanced Standing, Readmissions

Admission Qualifications

1. Four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent, with minimum B+ (3.3 GPA) average standing in the last two years of study.

2. Minimum of five years experience in the public sector, or appropriate related work experience.

Candidates with significant employment experience who do not meet the minimum academic qualification must provide evidence of academic potential, such as completion of a minimum of two fourth-year undergraduate courses with at least B+ standing in each course, or completion of the Graduate Admission Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), with a minimum score at the 75 percentile in both verbal and analytical writing categories.

Admission Application Deadline

The PMPA program has a rolling admissions process, and make admissions decisions on a competitive basis until the places in the program are filled. Applicants who submit completed applications by 1 June can be guaranteed consideration for September admission.

Review of Applications

Applicants should note that no decision on admission can be made until the applicant's file is complete. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that Queen's has received all documents. Applicants may check online to see if the file is complete.

Offers of Admission

Formal offers of admission to the PMPA program are issued by the School of Graduate Studies.

Advanced Standing

Students admitted to the PMPA program may apply for advanced standing for degree credit for a maximum of two graduate courses completed prior to their enrolment to the PMPA program. Applications for advanced standing should normally be made at the time of application, and no later than at the beginning of the first term of a student’s enrolment in the program. Courses credited towards another academic degree will not be considered for advanced standing. Learn more about Advanced Standing and off-campus course approval .

Program Readmission

Students in the PMPA program who voluntarily withdraw from the program in good standing may apply for readmission to the program. Each case will be assessed on its own merits. Such candidates will normally, however, be required to complete all of the core courses which they have not completed and a minimum of two terms of study (i.e. four courses) on their readmission.  A revised formal program of study will be determined when the decision for readmission is made. 

For further information, please contact:

Fiona Froats, MPA/PMPA Program Coordinator 
Rm. 319, Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Queen's University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6  CANADA
Tel: 613.533.6000 ext. 77006
Fax: 613.533.2135

School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020