The University of Maine conferred its first graduate degree in 1881. Since then, we have built a comprehensive array of outstanding graduate offerings, including more than 100 degree programs. Students earn master’s, doctoral and professional science master’s degrees, along with graduate certificates and certificates of advanced study. Innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs prepare UMaine graduate students for rewarding and impactful 21st-century careers in the humanities, sciences, engineering, education and other disciplines.
The University of Maine, with its statewide mission as Maine’s land and sea grant institution, is the center of research and graduate education for the state. As Maine’s primary Ph.D.-granting institution, we provide leadership in teaching, research and scholarship, resulting in workforce and economic development for the state, as well as the region, the nation and beyond. Scholars on this campus are nationally and internationally recognized as they build new knowledge through research and create significant scholarly contributions through their engagement with students in our graduate programs.
The University of Maine’s more than 11,000 students come from across Maine, 49 other states, and 67 countries around the world. Our campus offers graduate students the opportunity to learn and collaborate with world-class researchers and scholars in state-of-the art facilities, and to contribute to the university’s instructional mission by teaching and mentoring undergraduates. The university partners with leading institutions and organizations in Maine and throughout the world in research and education. UMaine is ranked in the top third of public institutions for research funding by the National Science Foundation, and recognized as a top research university.
We look forward to your contributions to the University of Maine community and to building the future of your field through your graduate education. Welcome!