Certificate and Non-Degree Application Information

Academic Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required for certificate, non-degree, and visiting student applicants.

Certificate Applications

Graduate certificate students are those whose interests are focused on professional preparation.  The certificate programs are between 9-18 credits in length, which may be applied to a graduate degree program.  A complete certificate application should include the following:

  • A completed application (online)
  • Official transcript of all previous college or university work
  • A $35 application fee
  • Certain programs may require additional supporting materials.  Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Non-Degree Applications

Graduate non-degree students are those whose interest in advanced study is not related to a degree program, or whose previous background or work does not immediately qualify them for admission to the Graduate School.  A complete non-degree application should include the following:

  • A completed application (online)
  • Proof of bachelor’s degree
  • A $35 application fee

Visiting Graduate Student Applications

A student in good standing in another recognized graduate school who wishes to enroll for a limited number of course credits, and who plans to resume work at the school of original admission, may be admitted as a visiting graduate student.  A complete visiting graduate student application should include the following:

  • A completed application (paper)
  • A $35 application fee


University of Maine
Graduate School
5775 Stodder Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5775
Phone: 207.581.3291