University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies

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Earth Sciences

University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,202


Our recent graduates have gone on to work mainly in the mineral exploration and petroleum sectors, geosciences, geophysics, and environmental geoscience consulting, government research in natural resources, academe. We generally have about 30-40 students that work with research-active faculty with strong links with provincial (NB-DNR) and federal (GSC) geological surveys.

One of our key features is that we offer field-based student research, which is conducted throughout Canada. Students have access to cutting edge labs and facilities; such as, the Laser Ablation inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry, geochemical and spectroscopic analytical facilities, geophysical equipment and software, electron and light microscopy, experimental petrology, sample preparation and thin section preparation (UNB Earth Sciences maintains one of the best thin section preparation facilities in Canada).


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants to the PhD program should have a masters degree with research-based thesis from a recognized university.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or CanTEST [min. 4.75]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Before applying, students are required to submit a preliminary application assessment, with a Statement of Interest (about 250 words) outlining the applicant’s research interests. The statement will then be circulated to faculty members. If a faculty member is interested in considering a student for admission, students will be asked to submit an application.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 05, 2022