About UMaine Graduate School

Our Mission Statement:

The Graduate School articulates a vision of excellence for The University of Maine graduate community. The School is charged with serving as an advocate for graduate education within and outside the campus community, ensuring quality and equity across all graduate disciplines, supporting the academic and non-academic interests of graduate students, promoting the synergy between graduate education and research, teaching and outreach, and ensuring that all graduate students are prepared for future professional pursuits.

About the Graduate School

Graduate work has been available at the University of since the first master's degree was conferred here in 1881. Since that time, graduate offerings have expanded significantly to include our current selection of over 70 master's and 30 doctoral areas of study.

Beginning in 1923, graduate work has been a separate division of the University. This differentiation allows the Graduate School to meet the unique needs of the 2300-plus graduate students currently enrolled at the Orono campus on both academic and personal matters. We encourage you to contact our office (located on the ground level of Stodder Hall) at anytime, for information or materials related to graduate studies at the University of Maine.