Graduate Program Information

Before submitting your application for graduate studies in SBE at UMaine, please visit our faculty page, which lists their specific research specialties. When you find someone whose interests match your own, please reach out to them directly to find out if they are willing to mentor you in your studies. Graduate applicants to our department need to have a commitment from a faculty mentor prior to their application being considered for acceptance. 

Current Students – Resources

Current students can find information here regarding comprehensive exams, joint graduate programs, academic appeals, and administrative information, among other resources.

Graduate Program Requirements

Here you will find general requirements, as well as specific degree requirements, for the Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs offered by the School of Biology and Ecology.

Interdepartmental Plant Sciences Program

Plant Science expertise spans multiple academic units at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and your research and graduate program can also. Explore the many options you have for obtaining a plant-focused advanced degree.

Financial Support for Graduate Students

The School of Biology and Ecology tries to support all of its graduate students financially through teaching assistantships and research assistantships. It automatically considers any applicant to the graduate program for these assistantships unless he or she indicates no need for financial support.

Questions about the SBE graduate programs?

Please email the Graduate Coordinator at