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Graduate Programs Overview

NOTE: The School of Economics reviews applications on a rolling basis starting in November for the following Fall semester. We make most funding decisions in January and February.  Make sure to thoroughly read all pages linked to the left before starting an application, especially admission requirements and funding opportunities.

Why study at UMaine’s School of Economics?

Housed in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, UMaine’s School of Economics (SOE) produces transformative research on natural resources, the environment, energy, and health economics. We are also leaders in regional economics and public policy. 

When you join the SOE, you join a community of researchers and educators who are dedicated to producing high-quality work and supporting each other. Students benefit from small class sizes and world-class research centers. Faculty work closely with students, providing regular one-on-one mentorship on research projects that have real-world implications. This specialized training has been praised as an asset by many employers. 

Our applied terminal master’s degree programs prepare students for the rigor and research needed in analyst and associate positions in private companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies, while also providing the rigorous foundation required for top PhD programs. Our faculty also support Ph.D. students in the Ecology and Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs.

We have 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. Students collaborate on research and classwork, and enjoy spending time together and supporting each other. 

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