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FAQs for Prospective Students - Application Guidelines


To apply:

To download the Graduate School application, click here. Your application packet should include the following:

  • Graduate School Application with Essay
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores
  • Official Transcripts
  • TOEFL scores (if required)

In your application essay, please indicate whether or not you are planning to work toward certification and let us know the area in which you are most interested in concentrating. Please include a description of any related teaching experiences, as well as any other information that will help us get to know your qualifications and interests better.

To expedite handling of your application and avoid paying the application fee, send all application materials to Leisa Preble, Center for Research in STEM Education, 5784 York Complex #1, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5784. Please instruct your references to send their letters to this address as well, and have your transcripts sent there. Application fees will be paid by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research for all students accepted to the program.

Please make sure to indicate on your application whether or not you are interested in studying full time, and if you would like to be considered for an assistantship or a tuition scholarship. Assistantships range from $10,000 – $21,500 per year and include a tuition waiver.

If courses offered in a location other than the Orono campus would be helpful for you, please indicate this preference on your application.

Both full-time and part-time students are encouraged to apply.


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