Both MA and PhD degrees in Psychology are offered and prepares students for careers in college teaching and research. Students work closely with a research advisor and begin research involvement in the first year.  Research labs focus on the following specialty areas:

  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive and Biological Psychology

Students develop research skills and conduct research in one of these areas, but also acquire competence in other areas of general psychology and in statistics and experimental design. There are many opportunities for individualized study and directed readings.  

Opportunities for teaching are also available to advanced graduate students. Applicants should write to faculty members in their area of interest with whom they might want to do research. Facilities in the Psychology Department include laboratories for the scientific study of a wide range of human and animal behavior.

Degrees offered: PhD, MA

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: December 31 (Fall only)

Test Required: None

Contact: Rebecca MacAulay

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Program Website: Psychology

Accelerated Program Information for UMaine Undergraduates

Major Pathways: Psychology Major

Accelerated Program Deadline:

End of sophomore year or beginning of junior year (Not currently accepting applications)