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, May 13

    The 2011 GradExpo was a success!  One hundred and twenty-eight graduate students participated as entrants: 66 in the poster division, 41 in the oral presentation division, 12 in the Intermedia/Fine Arts division and 9 in PechaKucha. There were over 50 faculty members who participated...

  • Posted on: Friday, May 13

    Congratulations to the following students who have been named the Most Outstanding Graduate Student in their discipline.


    Most Outstanding Graduate Student in:

    Human Development Amy Hutchinson
  • Posted on: Monday, April 18

    The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship (CDRA)

    Beth Campbell Marine Biology...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, April 6

    Faculty Member in Residence
    Stodder Hall
    2011-12 Academic Year

    The Graduate School is currently seeking a new faculty-member-in-residence to provide student service support to the resident population in the Stodder Hall graduate residence.  The faculty-member-in-...