Graduate work has been available at the University of Maine 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 lower level of Stodder Hall) at anytime, for information or materials related to graduate studies at the University of Maine.

What's New at the Graduate School

  • Posted on: Friday, October 31

    October 31, 2008

    The Graduate School, along with Dr. Owen Smith are proud to announce the launch of UMaine's first Master of Fine Arts degree program in Intermedia.  More information about the Intermedia MFA program, please go...

  • Posted on: Wednesday, July 30

    July 30, 2008


    All New Graduate Teaching Assistants and New Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School's annual orientation to be held this year on August 27th and 28th in the Donald P. Corbett Business...

  • Posted on: Thursday, July 17

    July 17, 2008


    On behalf of the awards selection committee (Thane Fremouw, Dianne Hoff, Mario Teisl, Senthil Vel, Dan Sandweiss, and Scott Delcourt), the Graduate School is pleased to announce the very first recipients of the University of Maine Doctoral Research...

  • Posted on: Thursday, May 22

    May 22, 2008


    The Graduate School is currently seeking its very first faculty-member-in-residence to provide student service support to the resident population in the new Stodder Hall graduate residence. The faculty-member-in-residence will be available to help...