24 months
1435 CAD/module
874 CAD/module
Tuition fee
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The Earth Sciences program of University of New Brunswick offers field-based student research, which is conducted throughout Canada.


Through the Earth Sciences program of University of New Brunswick 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).

Our students work in a collegial environment and have a well-organized graduate student society (AGES). The Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC) have some graduate students that are directly studying lunar soil and Martian meteorites affected by the impact of asteroids and comets.

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.

Career paths

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Geological Precis
  • Directed Studies in Geoarcheology
  • Advanced Glacial Geology
  • Directed Studies in Quaternary Stratigraphy
  • Terrain Evaluation in the Geological Sciences
  • Directed Studies in Hydrogeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 and submit it to scigrad@unb.ca.
  • Applicants to the research-based Masters program should hold a bachelor’s degree in geology or equivalent, first or upper second division, minimum GPA of 3.0/4.3 (70% or B). Applicants to the PhD program should have a masters degree with research-based thesis from a recognized university.
  • International applicants whose first language is not English will be required to submit language scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1435 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per module during 24 months.
  • National

    874 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 874 CAD per module during 24 months.

Living costs for Fredericton

1100 - 2100 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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