Graduate School Options for Physics and Astronomy Majors

As a UMaine Physics and Astronomy major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

Double Up Options

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.


Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

MS Physics – Courses are offered in the areas of quantum and classical physics, as well as methods of physical measurement includes tracks in Astronomy, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Physics Education, Statistical Mechanics, Surface Physics

MS Teaching – This content-rich, research-based Master’s program for secondary science and mathematics teachers is offered in conjunction with The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center). This program is designed for recent graduates who have majored in mathematics, science, or engineering and are interested in pursuing a career in teaching.