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, March 1

    In an effort to better serve the graduate student community, we have decided to push back the submission deadline for GradExpo2013 by one week. The electronic submission form will remain active until March 8th.

    Additionally, due to a large number of requests,...

  • Posted on: Friday, March 1


    On behalf of the University of Maine Graduate Student Government, I am pleased to announce the 2013 UMaine Graduate Student Exposition. Over the course of two days - 28-29 March, 2013 - graduate students from all disciplines will present their research, artistic works, projects and...

  • Posted on: Wednesday, February 6

    Join Dottie & Crystal from the Graduate School on Monday, February 25th from 1-3pm or Tuesday, February 26th from 2-4pm in the Graduate Commons of Stodder Hall for an informative session about how to format your thesis or dissertation!  They will be covering the same information on both...

  • Posted on: Thursday, January 17

    To: Department Chairs, Graduate Coordinators, and Administrative Assistants
    From: Dean Sandweiss and Associate Dean Delcourt
    Date: January 15, 2013
    RE: Open Nominations for 2013-14 Financial Awards

    The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for...