Current Student Resources

Here you’ll find all the information needed to advance through your graduate education, whether online or on-campus. 


Frequently Asked Questions


The main difference is the number of credits you must enroll in within a specific time period in order to maintain continuous enrollment. With full-time status, you have to register every fall and spring semester at a minimum of 6 credits, until your degree is awarded. With part-time status, you have to register for at least one 3-credit course each academic year.

The part-time status allows for taking the occasional semester off without breaking the continuous enrollment policy or completing the request to take a leave of absence.

Master’s degrees must be completed within a six-year period regardless of your enrollment status (full or part-time).

Doctoral degrees must be admitted into candidacy (successfully completed their comprehensive exams) within the first four years from the time of admission and the dissertation defended within four years of being admitted into candidacy for a total of 8 years maximum to complete a doctoral degree.


Graduate School Events

Drajad Seto, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography will be defending his dissertation titled, “Understanding the Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on the Growth of Marine Phytoplankton.” […]
Avery Bond, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology will be defending her dissertation titled, “Investigation of calcium and calmodulin signaling during JC polyomavirus infection.” Zoom meeting: For the […]
Suman Acharya, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology and Environmental Policy will be defending his dissertation titled, “Reframing Adaptation: A Multi-level Analysis of Collective Action, Power, and Politics […]
Katherine Ashley, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science will be defending her dissertation titled, “Exploring crop management impacts to soil health in Maine potato production.” Zoom meeting: […]
Connor Murphy, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering will be defending his dissertation titled, “Understanding the Role of Fatty Acid Metabolism […]
Chun Ki Fong, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering will be defending her dissertation titled, “EXPLORATION OF LIQUID-INFUSED URINARY CATHETERS: FABRICATION, […]