Apply to University of Maine

1. Review Our Academic Programs

Take a look at what graduate studies the University of Maine has to offer!

2. Communicate with your Program

Contact your intended program or review their website for admission requirements, deadlines, and additional supporting materials.

Click here for a complete list of graduate programs.

3. Read the Application Instructions Thoroughly

Before you submit your application, please read the Application Instructions.  It has helpful information that can also assist you during the submission of your application.

4. Apply to UMaine

Important Note: The Graduate School will implement a new online application on September 1, 2017. Those who have begun an application with our current online system should submit their application before September 1, 2017. Those applying for 2018 admission and beyond should submit an application using our new online application system which will be available via ‘’ on September 1, 2017.

A complete degree application should include the following:

5. Activate your UMS Accounts

Information will be sent via email on how to activate both your UMS email and MaineStreet accounts.  Once your MaineStreet account is activated, you will be able to check the status of your application online.  Please continue to monitor the status of your application through the Self-Service Center to ensure all supporting materials have been received. See activation instructions for more information.

6. Secure Funding

  • Complete your FAFSA if you are applying for federal financial aid
  • Contact your intended program for possible assistantships
  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss possible funding options