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Graduate programs

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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.

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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 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.

*Fall intake only - Deadline to apply: February 15

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Masters of Science in Environmental Management research-based degree offers you the opportunity to study the application of ecological principles and methods in diverse ways under guidance from renowned professors.

Our program generally takes a minimum of two years to complete. You will have the option of studying full time or part-time.

You can tailor your studies to address topics related to environment and natural resource management, climate change, watershed management and more.

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.

Advanced learning in environmental management and specialities 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.

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