• Degrees Offered: MEd, PhD
  • Application Deadline: Varies by program and concentration
  • Study Options: Coursework, Project/Report, Thesis, (some MEd concentrations can be completed online, course-based only). Students can choose to study on a part-time or full-time basis. 
  • Duration: A course-based degree consists of 10 courses; a project/report-based degree consists of eight courses plus a report; and a thesis-based degree consists of five courses plus a thesis. MEd students must complete the degree within five years of their first registration, and PhD students must complete the degree within seven years of their first registration.
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer 

UNB’s education graduate program provides students with the knowledge and experiences to make a difference while advancing their careers and educational interests. Students enjoy our small class sizes while benefitting from personal attention from top-quality instructors engaged in a wide-range of research. 

Our flexible programs are designed to suit the needs of both full-time students and working professionals, with evening, online and summer courses that are designed to allow learners to fulfil their own needs, interests, and aspirations. 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 course formats

Research opportunities and partnerships

For a full list of faculty members please review our faculty directory

Application requirements

  1. Application deadlines vary depending on concentration
    • PhD Education Studies = Dec. 1
    • Exceptional Learners, Counselling = Jan. 31
    • Educational Administration & Leadership, and Curriculum & Instruction = 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 one year 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 (academic references are preferred, particularly if other degrees were recent)
    • 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 in all categories
    • Paper-based TOEFL = 650
    • Computer-based TOEFL = 280
    • TWE = 5.5

Contact us

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

Office: Marshall d'Avray Hall, Rm. 226

Phone: 1-506-453-4600

Related: Faculty of Education

Education Information Sheet