Our graduate programs provide a unique combination of academic strength and flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of professional interests. Much of our research and teaching is interdisciplinary; we collaborate with social psychologists, anthropologists, and environmental and communications scientists. The School prides itself on the close working relationship it fosters between students and faculty. Class sizes are small; graduate courses typically have fewer than ten students. Each student’s program is designed individually under the supervision of the graduate coordinator and the student’s individual advisor.
Students are provided with opportunities to broaden their knowledge with supporting course work, seminars, teaching and research assistantships, and preparation of scholarly papers and theses. Our graduate degrees are designed to broaden the intellectual horizons of students and enhance their opportunities for choice and advancement in a variety of professional careers.
If you require additional information regarding the graduate programs offered by the School of Economics, please contact us by mail, telephone or email at:
School of Economics
University of Maine
5782 Winslow Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5782
Additional information is available from the University of Maine Graduate School.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities. The School has a number of Graduate Assistantships (GAs) available for qualified students that are awarded on a competitive basis. Both our teaching and research stipends are competitive with other programs. Students who have outstanding academic records in their first year of graduate study may receive an increase in their stipend in their second year. Students awarded a GA also receive a tuition waiver for up to nine credit hours per semester and a health care subsidy. To apply for a GA please check the appropriate box on the graduate school application. For more information see the Graduate Program Handbook.
In an effort to match students’ interests and backgrounds with the research needs of the School, various faculty have posted descriptions of their research assistantship needs below. Note however, that other assistantships are also available so feel free to apply for an assistantship even if your research or teaching interests are different that what is posted below.
Doctoral Research in Human Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change (A2C2)
Seeking highly qualified and motivated students who are interested in becoming experts in a core academic discipline, while simultaneously pushing beyond conventional disciplinary boundaries to create new and innovative ways to address the complex human dimensions, challenges, and opportunities associated with abrupt climate change.
A2C2 assistnaships are highly competitive, with accepted students receiving an annual stipend of $30,000 per year in each of the first 2 years, plus tuition, fees, and health insurance coverage. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive IGERT support, and must be seeking a Ph.D. degree. Preference is for students already holding a masters degree.
For more information and to apply, click here.