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Ecology & Environmental Sciences Graduate Program

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Program Requirements

As one of the nation’s leading interdisciplinary graduate programs in ecology and environmental sciences, the Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) graduate program provides an academic program that is rigorous, flexible, and takes advantage of UMaine’s strengths in ecology, environmental sciences, and environmental policy. The primary mission of this program is to offer students the opportunity to acquire a Masters and/or Doctorate degree with an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis and resolution of ecological and environmental problems.

The EES graduate program includes over 50 faculty members in 16 academic departments who collectively represent a broad spectrum of expertise in the analysis of physical, chemical, biological, ecological, policy-related, and paleoecological aspects of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. Faculty and their students are currently studying a wide range of challenging problems in ecology, environmental science, and environmental policy in locations as nearby as the local vernal pools of Maine and as distant as the Hawaiian Islands and the marshes of Hudson Bay.

In the EES Program, there are three basic degree options:

For all three degrees, EES students should familiarize themselves and follow the guidelines provided by the UMaine Graduate School.


Contact Information

Ecology & Environmental Sciences Graduate Program
246 Nutting Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5775
Phone: 207-581-3176 | Fax: 207-581-9225E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System