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Graduate Programs Overview

Why study at UMaine’s School of Economics?

The School of Economics is the primary social science unit in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, with many connections to research and teaching opportunities across campus. Our graduate programs produce outstanding researchers and practitioners in environmental and energy, health, labor, development, international, agricultural, forest and land, behavioral, public policy, and financial economics. Students expand their horizons through research projects, public and private sector partnerships, and innovative internship experiences. Students benefit from small class sizes and individual attention from faculty, as well as connections to world-class research centers. 

If you join the School of Economics, you will join a vibrant graduate student cohort with students from all over the country and world. International students have joined us from Ghana, Northern Macedonia, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Germany, Canada, Kosovo, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Belarus, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mozambique, Philippines, Chile and Argentina. 

In Winslow Hall, we are right in the heart of the University of Maine, and all that it offers, from sports to art to outdoors and extra-curricular programs. We look forward to welcoming you to this great land, sea, and space grant University!