On behalf of the University of Maine, welcome to the Graduate School's website!
The decision to pursue graduate study is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. During your time in Graduate School, you will make the transition from being a student to becoming a scholar and a professional with the ability to engage in a lifetime of learning. You will meet faculty members who will become life-long colleagues, and you will begin to develop relationships that will last throughout your professional career.
"As the pace of scientific discovery and innovation accelerates, there is an urgent cultural need to reflect thoughtfully about these epic changes and challenges. The challenges of the 21st century require new interdisciplinary collaborations…" -William Grassie
The discovery, synthesis, and dissemination of knowledge are the goals of graduate level study. You will find that a primary strength of the University of Maine is its interdisciplinary programs. With a number of interdisciplinary research centers
hosting state-of-the-art facilities, and with Fogler Library, Maine’s most significant research library, the University of Maine offers exciting new opportunities for graduate study.
We encourage you to explore this website. You will find information on a number of areas related to graduate study at the University of Maine, including application instructions, information on assistantships and other types of financial support, and links to individual graduate programs. If the information provided on this website does not answer your question(s), we encourage you to contact
the Graduate School office at (207) 581-3291.
The Graduate School coordinates a number of academic and social events
throughout the year to help each graduate student become a member of our community
. You will be able to find detailed information about these events in the calendar
link on this website.
We sincerely expect that you will find the University of Maine to be the ideal place to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of graduate study!
Carol Kim, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School