Degree Programs

The University of Maine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn Graduate Certificates, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional Science Master’s degrees as well as Certificates of Advanced Study. Browse the programs below for supplemental information such as application deadlines, testing requirements, and links to department web pages.

Use the filters below to search graduate programs.


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)

GRE; waivers only in exceptional circumstances

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)

GRE

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PhD

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / September 15 (Spring)

GRE

Bioinformatics

PSM

Online

April 1 recommended, then rolling if space is available (Fall)

GRE

Biological Sciences

PhD

On Campus

January 15 (Fall) / November 15 (Spring)

None

Biomedical Engineering

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Biomedical Engineering

PhD

Blended

January 1 (Fall only)

GRE

Biomedical Science

PhD

Blended

January 1 (Fall only)

GRE

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

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

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

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

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

Not currently accepting applications (Fall only)

None

Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Electrical Engineering

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

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

GRE, which may be waived based on work experience and undergraduate performance

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

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 funding consideration / June 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

GRE | None for graduate certificate

Innovation Engineering

Certificate

Blended

Rolling

None

Instructional Design

Graduate Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Instructional Technology

EdS, MEd

Online

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

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

Interdisciplinary Climate Studies

Graduate Certificate

On Campus or Online

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

On Campus or Online

August 1 / December 15

None

Interdisciplinary Master’s Study (New Media)

MA

On Campus

April 1 / November 1

None

Interdisciplinary Master’s Study (Peace and Reconciliation Studies)

MA

Online

April 1 / November 1

None

Intermedia

MA, MFA

On Campus

February 15 recommended, then rolling through the end of June if space is available (Fall Only)

None

Kinesiology and Physical Education

MEd, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE for MS | GRE or MAT for MEd program

Literacy Education

EdS, MEd

Blended, On Campus

Rolling

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

Marine Biology

PhD, MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Marine Policy

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Marine Sciences (PSM)

PSM

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education)

MAT

Blended, On Campus

Rolling

Praxis I

Master of Science in Teaching

MST

On Campus

January 15 recommended, then rolling if space is available (Fall and Summer) / November 15 recommended, then rolling if space is available (Spring)

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)

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

Nursing

CAS, MS

Blended, On Campus

April 1 / November 1

None

Nursing Education

Graduate Certificate

Online

April 1 / November 1

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)

GRE

Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science

MS

On Campus

Rolling

GRE

Psychology

PhD, MA

On Campus

December 31 (Fall only)

GRE

Psychology (Clinical)

PhD

On Campus

December 1 (Fall only)

GRE

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

Response to Intervention for Behavior

Graduate Certificate

Online

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

GRE

Spatial Information Science and Engineering

PhD, MS

On Campus

January 1 (Fall), 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

Certificate

Online

Rolling

None

Wildlife Conservation

MWC

On Campus

March 31 (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