Information for Current (and Prospective) Students

This page contains information and resources for current students, especially in the MAIS degree. In addition to materials specific to the Maine Studies Program, there are links to Graduate School documents and pages with more information.

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More detailed information can be found by clicking on the various sections below.


Overview of MES Degrees

This page provides overviews of the undergraduate and graduate degrees offered by the Maine Studies Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A guide to information about Maine Studies degrees and courses, based on the questions we typically get.

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General Resources

This page contains links to important university resources, as well as external information and sources.

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Planning Your Coursework

Advice for selecting courses for the MAIS degree, with examples of possible course plans for students.

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The Program of Study

The Program of Study (POS) is required for all graduate students, and must be completed by the 12th credit of coursework.

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The Advisory Committee

All master’s students at UMaine require an advisory committee of three faculty or other qualified individuals. This section explains this requirement and provides recommendations.

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The Master's Project

This section contains detailed information about the “master’s project,” which is the final step in the MAIS degree program. It includes a link to the project proposal form.

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Available Courses

The MAIS degree is interdisciplinary, drawing on multiple departments for courses. This section list undergraduate and graduate courses that may be used for Maine Studies degrees.

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MAIS Graduates and Projects

This page lists all of our graduates and their master’s projects over the years.

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Our Faculty

A list of Maine Studies faculty members, including those who teach graduate courses and can act as advisory committee members.

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Links to Forms

Direct links to critical forms, including the POS plus proposals for MES 598 and IDS 699.

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Undergraduate Students

MES offers two degrees for undergraduates: a track in the Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) degree, and a minor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This section provides information and links for those degrees.

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