Education

  • Degrees Offered: MEd, PhD
  • Application Deadline: Varies by concentration
  • Study Options: Coursework, Project/Report, Thesis, (some MEd concentrations can be completed online).
  • Duration: Students can choose to study on a part-time or full-time basis. Typically, full-time MEd students complete  in 10-16 months (course-based), or two years (research based), and full-time PhD students complete in four years. MEd students must complete the degree within 5 years of their first registration, and PhD must complete the degree within seven years of their first registration.
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

UNB’s education graduate program teaches students how to make a difference while advancing their careers both academically and professionally. Our small, intimate class sizes promote a collaborative environment so everyone can share the camaraderie of learning. Students develop an understanding of how people learn, and explore educational policy, program development and delivery, and teaching best practices.

Our flexible programs are designed to suit the needs of working professionals. We’ve modernized the traditional education model by removing the walls between classrooms and the real world. Students can choose to study full- or part-time, online and from a distance, learning invaluable teaching skills that will leave a lasting impression on their own students.

Program concentrations and research areas

Research opportunities and partnerships

Application requirements

  1. Application deadlines vary depending on concentration
    • PhD, Exceptional Learners, Counselling = Jan. 31
    • Education Administration and Leadership, and Curriculum Studies = Jan. 31, July 31
    • Critical Studies, Adult Education and Instructional Design = 3 months prior to intended start date
  2. MEd applicants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B), and at least 1-2 years of relevant teaching or related professional experience.
  3. Applicants must submit:
    • A completed online application
    • Letter of interest
    • Up-to-date resumé
    • Three reference letters, including at least one academic letter if degree(s) have been completed in the last 10 years
    • Official transcripts (copied or opened transcripts are not official)
  4. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed:
    • International English language testing system (IELTS) = band 7
    • Paper-based TOEFL = 650
    • Computer-based TOEFL = 280
    • TWE = 5.5

Contact us

For more information on our program, contact Dr. Ellen Rose, Acting Associate Dean of Education, or Laura Boone, Program Secretary.  Melody Pollock: responsible for Adult Education, Critical Studies, Curriculum Studies, Exceptional Learners and Instructional Design programs.  Carol Ann Hatheway: responsible for Counselling, Administration & Leadership and PhD programs.

Related: Faculty of Education

Education Information Sheet