Graduate Programs

The University of Maine offers 138 programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, C.A.S, Ed.S., and doctoral degrees. Browse the programs below for supplemental information such as application deadlines, testing requirements, and links to department web pages.

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Graduate Program Results

Program Title Degrees Offered Formats Application Deadline Test Required
Animal Sciences

MPS, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Anthropology and Environmental Policy

PhD, MA

On Campus

January 15 (Fall only)

None

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Biochemistry

MPS, MS

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / September 15 (Spring) / MPS Rolling

GRE

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PhD

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / September 15 (Spring)

GRE

Bioinformatics

PSM

Online

Rolling

None

Biological Sciences

PhD

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

None

Biomedical Engineering

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Biomedical Engineering

PhD

Blended

December 1 (Fall only)

None

Biomedical Science

PhD

Blended

December 1 (Fall only)

None

Botany & Plant Pathology

MS

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

None

Business Administration

MBA, Graduate Certificate

On Campus or Online

Rolling

GMAT for MBA, no test required for Certificate

Business Analytics

Graduate Certificate

On Campus or Online

Rolling

None

Chemical Engineering

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Chemistry

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Civil Engineering

PhD, ME, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Classroom Technology Integrationist

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Communication

PhD, MA

On Campus

January 15 preferred date for assistantship consideration, rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE (optional)

Communication Sciences and Disorders

MA

On Campus

January 15 (Fall only)

GRE

Composite Materials and Structures

Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Rolling

None

Computational Thinking for Educators

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Computer Engineering

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Computer Science

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 15 for funding consideration | April 1 (Fall) / November 1 (Spring/Summer)

GRE

Computing for Educators

Graduate Certificate

On Campus or Online

Rolling (Fall only start)

None

Digital Curation

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Early Childhood Teacher

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Earth and Climate Sciences

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 15 (Fall), then rolling if space is available / November 30 (Spring), then rolling if space is available

GRE

Ecology and Environmental Sciences

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 15 / November 1

GRE

Economics

MA, MS

On Campus

Mid-February, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE waived for AY 2020-2021

Education

PhD

On Campus

January 6 for priority funding (STEM Education) / December 1 (Higher Education) / February 1 (Literacy Education) / Other focus areas are not currently accepting applications for 2020

GRE

Educational Leadership

EdD, EdS, MEd

Blended, On Campus

EdD not currently accepting applications (Summer only)
MEd/EdS - Rolling (Fall only)

None

Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD

On Campus

Rolling

None

Electrical Engineering

MS

On Campus

Rolling

None

Elementary Education

EdS, MEd, MS

On Campus or Online

Rolling

GRE for MS program | MAT preferred but will accept GRE for MEd program (waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher)

Engineering and Business

PSM

On Campus or Online

Rolling

None

Engineering in the Natural Sciences (Interdisciplinary PhD)

PhD

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Engineering Physics

ME

On Campus

Rolling

GRE and Physics GRE (may be deferred)

English

MA

On Campus

January 15 (Fall only)

None

Entomology

MS

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

None

Financial Economics

MA

On Campus

Mid-February, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE waived for AY 2020-2021

Food and Nutrition Sciences

PhD

On Campus

Priority January 31 for funding consideration, then rolling if space is available

GRE

Food Science and Human Nutrition

MS

On Campus or Online

Priority January 31 for on-campus, rolling if space is available / Online: Rolling

GRE

Food Technology

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Forest Resources

MS, PhD

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Forestry

MF

On Campus

Rolling

GRE, may be waived based on work experience and prior graduate performance (upon request)

French

MA, MAT

On Campus

January 15 recommended, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE for MA | Praxis II scores accepted in lieu of GRE for MAT

Geographic Information Systems

Graduate Certificate

On Campus or Online

Rolling

None

Gerontology (Interprofessional)

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Global Policy

MA

On Campus

Rolling

None

High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Higher Education (Student Development)

EdS, MEd

On Campus

December 1 for priority consideration / April 1 for regular admission (Fall only)

GRE/MAT for MEd program (waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher)

History

PhD, MA

On Campus

January 15 / October 15

GRE

Horticulture

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Human Development

MS

On Campus

Rolling

None

Human Nutrition

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Information Systems

MS, Graduate Certificate

On Campus or Online

Rolling

None

Innovation Engineering

Graduate Certificate

Blended

August 1 (Fall only)

None

Instructional Design

Graduate Certificate

Online

April 15 (Summer only)

None

Instructional Technology

EdS, MEd

Online

Rolling with recommended dates: July 15 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), April 15 (Summer)

None

Interdisciplinary Climate Studies

Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Rolling

None

Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Study

PhD

On Campus

April 1 / November 1

GRE

Interdisciplinary Master’s Study

MA

Blended

April 1 / November 1

None

Interdisciplinary Master’s Study (Maine Studies)

MA

Online

August 1 / December 20 / April 15

None

Interdisciplinary Master’s Study (Peace and Reconciliation Studies)

MA

Online

August 1 / December 20 / April 15

None

Intermedia

MA, MFA

Blended

Rolling until full (Fall Only)

None

Kinesiology and Physical Education

MEd, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE for MS | GRE or MAT for MEd program

Library and Media Specialist

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Literacy Education

EdS, MEd

Blended, On Campus

Rolling

GRE/MAT for MEd program (waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher)

Maine Arts and Humanities in Medicine

Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Rolling

None

Marine Biology

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Marine Policy

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Marine Sciences (PSM)

PSM

On Campus

Rolling

None

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education)

MAT

Blended, On Campus

Rolling

Praxis I

Master of Science in Teaching

MST

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Mathematics

MA

On Campus

January 15 recommended, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE

Mechanical Engineering

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling, February 15th for full funding consideration

GRE

Microbiology

PhD, MPS, MS

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / September 15 (Spring) / MPS Rolling

GRE

Music Education

MMUS

On Campus

Priority January 15 recommended for those seeking fall admission, then rolling if space is available

Departmental exams in Music Theory and Music History prior to 13th credit hour of coursework

Music Performance

MMUS

On Campus

Priority January 15 recommended for those seeking fall admission, then rolling if space is available

Departmental exams in Music Theory and Music History prior to 13th credit hour of coursework

Non-Degree Study

Non-Degree

On Campus or Online

Rolling

None

Nursing

CAS, MS

Blended, On Campus

Rolling

None

Nursing Education

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Oceanography

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Physics

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 15, then rolling if space is available

GRE and Physics GRE (may be deferred)

Plant Science

PhD

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

None

Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Psychology

PhD, MA

On Campus

December 31 (Fall only)

None

Psychology (Clinical)

PhD

On Campus

December 1 (Fall only)

None

Quaternary and Climate Studies

MS

On Campus

February 1 / November 1, then rolling if space is available

GRE

Resource Economics and Policy

MS

On Campus

Mid-February, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE waived for AY 2020-2021

Response to Intervention for Behavior

Graduate Certificate

Online

August 1 (Fall only)

None

Secondary Education

EdS, MEd, MS

On Campus or Online

Rolling

GRE required for MS program | MEd program: MAT preferred but will accept GRE (waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher)

Social Work

MSW

Blended, On Campus

January 1, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

None

Spanish

MAT

On Campus

January 15 recommended, then rolling if space is available (Fall only)

Praxis II scores accepted in lieu of GRE

Spatial Informatics

MS

Online

Rolling

None

Spatial Information Science and Engineering

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 1 recommended, then rolling if space is available.

GRE

Special Education

EdS, MEd

Online

Rolling with recommended dates: August 15 (Fall), December 15 (Spring), April 15 (Summer)

Passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test and GRE/MAT required for MEd program (GRE/MAT waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher)

Surveying Engineering

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Try on Leadership

Graduate Certificate

Online

Admitting for Fall 2020 then Summer only

None

Wildlife Conservation

MWC

On Campus

Rolling until full (Fall only)

GRE

Wildlife Ecology

MS, PhD

On Campus

Rolling if space is available (Fall only)

GRE recommended

Zoology

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

None