University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
3 Bailey Drive
Fredericton, NB
Canada E3B 5A3

Tel. (506) 453-4673
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Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Description The Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees enable students to pursue individualized and innovative interdisciplinary research outside the boundaries of existing discipline-specific graduate programmes. They permit qualified candidates to pursue a Master’s or a PhD. in areas in which the University has resources and expertise but does not offer a formal degree programme.
Website: Interdisciplinary Studies at University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
A completed School of Graduate Studies Application Form; A statement of why you wish to pursue a Master's or PhD degree; A preliminary five-page outline, with working bibliography attached, of your specific research interests; A paragraph explaining why your proposed research fits within Interdisciplinary Studies; A paragraph outlining the different disciplines (two or more) that you will bring to your research to help address your research problem; A letter from the proposed supervisor indicating that he or she is willing to supervise your research and why she or he feels that you are well prepared to undertake this interdisciplinary research topic; Three additional academic references, which should indicate your suitability for graduate work and, if possible, why you are particularly qualified to conduct research across several disciplines; A sample of a sustained piece of writing, for example, an essay (15-20 pages) from a university course (Master's applicants), or sections from a Master's thesis (PhD applicants), to show that you are an accomplished academic writer; Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work taken at any post-secondary institution attended; and If your first language is not English and you have not previously studied at an English-speaking university, official evidence of a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based test), TWE of 5.5, or IELTS score of 7, is required. (Optional) Resume of work experiences, publication record, volunteer work applicable to your research program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: September 02, 2015