Nov 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Message


As Maine’s public research university, the University of Maine provides the most comprehensive array of academic offerings, including more than 100 degree programs in which students can earn master’s or doctoral degrees, or graduate certificates. Our innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs prepare UMaine graduate students for 21st-century careers and engagement in the humanities, sciences, engineering, education and other disciplines.

The university is Maine’s land and sea grant institution, with a mission to make a difference throughout the state and beyond. It conferred its first graduate degree in 1881, and remains Maine’s primary Ph.D.-granting institution. UMaine’s leadership in fostering learner success and creating knowledge through research and scholarship results in workforce and economic development. Graduate students collaborate with world-class researchers and scholars, and partners in the private and nonprofit sectors from Maine and beyond, to build new knowledge and make significant contributions to solving pressing and immediate problems in the state and nation, and worldwide. As a UMaine graduate student, you also can have an important role in mentoring undergraduates as part of the UMaine student experience.

In the university’s state-of-the art facilities, and in partnership with leading institutions and organizations throughout Maine and the world, UMaine provides access and opportunities in and out of the classroom. The university is ranked in the top third of public institutions for research funding by the National Science Foundation, and recognized as a top research university.

UMaine has a leadership role in the University of Maine System’s Research and Development Plan for FY20-FY24, and will be a partner in the state’s new 10-year strategic economic development plan.

We look forward to your contributions to the University of Maine community and to building the future of your field through your graduate education.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy