University of New Brunswick

24 months
545 CAD/module
857 CAD/module
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The Biology program of University of New Brunswick is centered on the development and performance of an original research project, ranging from the molecular level through a broad range of interests in organismal biology to ecology and evolutionary biology.


The Biology program of University of New Brunswick has recent graduates that have gone on to be: Aquatic Ecologists, Wildlife Biologists, Consultants, Project Managers, Analysts, Research Scientists and Professors.  

Research centres, facilities and collaborators

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB), Centre of Environmental and Molecular Algae Research, Connell Memorial Herbarium, ultracentrifuges, microscopy facilities, cell fractionators, fish culture rooms, stable isotope facility, growth chambers, biohazard containment facilities and a greenhouse complex located on the roof.

We are associated with such organizations as NB Co-operative Fish & Wildlife Research, Natural Resources Canada, Hugh John Flemming Forest Research Centre, Agriculture Canada Research Station, Mactaquac Fish Hatchery, Huntsman Marine Science Centre and St. Andrews Biological Station.

We typically have 25-30 active MSc and 25-30 active PhD students at any given time. Our graduate students work hand in hand with faculty members on original research projects. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology Seminar 
  • Graduate Student Seminar
  • Development Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Topics in Oncology
  • Ecotoxicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Students must contact individual faculty members prior to applying to secure research supervision.
  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate with a minimum GPA 3.0 (B) Average.  
  • Applicants are required to submit a complete application, including a one-page statement describing their research interests.
  •  International Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to submit language scores. Minimum TOEFL score of 600, and TWE of 4.0 (writing rubric mean) or 25 (scaled score), or a minimum IELTS score of 7.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 CAD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    857 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 857 CAD per module and a duration of 24 months.


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