The Dean's Office

CarolCarol Kim
Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Phone: 207.581.1506

David Neivandt
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: 207.581.2288

Scott G. Delcourt
Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies and Senior Associate Dean

Phone: 207-581-3291


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 State’s public research university, the University of Maine offers over 30 doctoral programs and over 75 master’s programs in a wide variety of fields, ranging from the arts and sciences to programs in forestry, agriculture, and engineering to professional degrees in education, business, and other areas. The University is highly committed to the support of its graduate students, offering competitive stipends and health benefits. The University’s faculty members are highly engaged in the academic and professional development of their advisees, providing a very personalized mentoring experience.
"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