Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the prerequisites?

Our prerequisites are listed on our Admissions Requirements page.

What are the minimum scores for the GRE?

Information on GRE scores is listed on our Admissions Requirements page.

What are the minimum scores for the TOEFL and IELTS?

Information on TOEFL AND IELTS scores is listed on our Admissions Requirements page.

Can I pursue a PhD in Economics?

We do not have a PhD program in Economics; however we do support students interested in interdisciplinary degrees, like the I-PhD (Interdisciplinary PhD) or the EES PhD (Ecology and Environmental Sciences PhD).  The I-PhD allows students to develop skills in two different disciplines (e.g., recent graduates combined Economics with Psychology, graduating with an I-PhD in either Economic Psychology or Behavioral Economics).  With the EES PhD, students with an environmental background can combine environmental science with economics and policy coursework; allowing them to excel in environmental policy and management careers. More information on both PhD options can be found on our Graduate Degrees page.

Can I get funding?

We offer a limited number of research and teaching assistantships to top-performing applicants. Please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page for more information. You do not need to submit a separate or different application to be considered for funding. Simply check the box on the UMaine Graduate School application that asks if you are interested in being considered for funding.

What is the deadline for applications and for funding?

We discuss application deadlines on our Application Process page.

Start your application!

Interested students must apply to the University of Maine’s Graduate School online system.

Have more questions?

If you have a question that is not answered in the multiple pages of our website, please fill out the form below*. Please do not ask something that is already answered on these webpages or for a pre-review of your application materials. Due to high email volumes, these types of questions will not be answered.

Application Inquiry

If you have read our online materials regarding application to our degree programs and still need assistance, please use this form.
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*If you prefer, feel free to email the Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Sharon Klein: Please make sure you have THOROUGHLY read ALL material on our Graduate Program websites before contacting the Graduate Coordinator.