Queen's suspends admissions to graduate programs in French Studies

February 11, 2013

Queen's University's School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and Faculty of Arts and Science have supported the Department of French Studies' unanimous recommendation to temporarily suspend admissions to their master's and PhD programs. "There has been a progressive decline in applications to graduate programs in French Studies that is not unique to Queen's," says the dean of the SGS. "The goal is to deliver solid, challenging, and fulfilling programs to all students and to have a strong cohort of students contributing to the academic culture. The department will utilize this period of suspended admissions to restructure and revitalize their programs with that goal in mind." For the 2012-13 academic year, no doctoral students were admitted to the program due to a lack of suitable applicants. The department currently has 14 graduate students, who will be able to continue to work toward the requirements of their degrees. Queen's News Centre