For Current Students
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UNB's Human Resource office keeps a listing for Graduate Student Employment Vacancies please click HERE to view.
The Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) provides a variety of publications, which addresses common questions & concerns of the graduate education community. These publications and more are available on their website
- A guide to intellectual property for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
- your future: A guide for potential graduate students
- Graduate Studies: A Practical Guide
- health and dental plans
- student travel plans
- student orientation
- Graduate Student Research Conference
- Universal Bus Pass (Fredericton)
Registering for courses
It is important that you understand the School of Graduate Studies policies.
The Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of degree requirements, fields of study, course descriptions, research facilities, and general information on the regulations, standards and procedures of the School of Graduate Studies.
Theses, dissertations and report guidelines
Please refer to these regulations and guidelines for the preparation and submission of your thesis, dissertation or report before printing and/or submitting an electronic format.
Procedures for the Submission & Assessment of a Doctoral Dissertation - The candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall present, either during the student's course of study or at the completion of it, a dissertation embodying the results of investigations on an approved topic. The work upon which the dissertation is based must have been done by the candidate under the direction of an approved supervisor. The length in the body of a PhD dissertation should normally not exceed 400 pages of approximately 100,000 words.
The dissertation must demonstrate the candidate's competence to undertake independent research work. It must contribute significantly to knowledge in the candidate's field of study and must be of sufficient merit to suggest publication in an appropriate scholarly journal or other form. The dissertation must show that the candidate is fully aware of the pertinent published material, must be written in a satisfactory literary style, and must be free of typographical and other mechanical errors.
Once a candidate has satisfied the residence requirements and any additional requirements of his/her Graduate Academic Unit relating to language examinations, qualifying examinations, area and comprehensive examinations, etc., and acceptable grades have been obtained in courses prescribed by the GAU, the granting of the doctoral degree depends entirely upon the acceptance of the candidate's doctoral dissertation and oral defense of that dissertation.