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At UNB you’ll discover one of the oldest graduate schools in Canada. Since 1785, we’ve worked hard to create a tight-knit community of people dedicated to learning more about the world around them. You’ll benefit from the fact that UNB is a true research powerhouse: 75 per cent of all research conducted at New Brunswick universities happens at UNB, with over $50 million in research funding awarded annually.

Advanced learning in environmental management and specialties in natural resource management and natural resource science are available at both the PhD and Masters level as research and professional degrees. Specializations are available in wildlife, water, 
tree biology, remote sensing, forest soils,
 forest management, forest and tree measurement, wood products and wood engineering.

Applicants interested in research should contact faculty prior to applying to secure research supervision.

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in science, forestry, environmental studies, social ecology or the equivalent from a recognized university. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or B average, 70 per cent).

If applicable, minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 550, and a TWE score of 4.0. Internet-based minimum 80, and writing 25. Computer-based minimum 213 and 4.0 in writing. IELTS (minimum score of band 7); MELAB (minimum score of 85); or CanTest (minimum score of band 4.5).

Fall intake only for student in the MEM program. 

Master of Environmental Management (course based)

If you want an advanced professional degree that will give you the practical skills and experience you need to work as an environmental or natural resource manager, then choose our new Master of Environmental Management program. Whether you are a recent university graduate or a working professional who wants to upgrade your skills, you will build the tools you need to succeed in your career during this 16-month program.

Master of Forestry (project based)

Whether you are a working professional who wants to upgrade your skills or a recent university graduate who wants an edge in the job market, you will build the skills and experience you need to succeed during this flexible program. If you want a professional degree that will advance your career, then choose our Master of Forestry program. 

Master of Science in Forestry (thesis based)

If you want to conduct innovative research on a topic you are passionate about, while developing the skills that will give you an advantage in your career, choose our Master of Science in Forestry (MScF) program. Whether you want to spend six months studying seabirds on a deserted island off the coast of Honolulu or examine the effects of industrial forest operations on water quality closer to home, you can tailor your program to suit your interests.

Master of Forest Engineering (project based)

Our Master of Forest Engineering program is oriented towards meeting the needs of established and budding professional engineers involved in operational aspects of forestry and other natural resource industries. A high level of flexibility exists in choice of course and selection of topics for personal study. This program can be completed within 12 months.

Master of Science in Forest Engineering (thesis based)

The Master of Science in Forest Engineering is a research-oriented degree, and requires completion of a research proposal, a thesis and an approved course program. Some MScFE seats are fully funded, depending upon the research requirements of the faculty member you study with. In addition to fully funded positions, self-funded students can be accepted. You have the option of studying full time or part time.

PhD (doctor of philosophy)

If you want to earn an academic degree of the highest level and become an expert in your field, then choose our PhD program. Alongside professors who are some of the world's best in their disciplines, you will embark on a major research study exploring a specific aspect of forestry or environmental management. You will be able to tailor your research to whatever you are passionate about, such as forest fire management policy, the effects of mercury on Bay of Fundy seagulls or the economic impact of forest management strategies on Crown land.