Graduate Programs

15099019863_be5ed77ae3_k(1)For general information on the graduate admission process and application material, contact the University of Maine Graduate School. Graduate degrees in engineering are normally required for those who wish to pursue careers in research, teaching, or  wish to add the breadth and depth provided by the master’s degree  to advance to professional-level positions much earlier in their careers.We also recommend that all students achieving a 3.0 grade point average or above in their undergraduate engineering program should pursue, at a minimum, a one year 30 credit professional course work master’s degree.

Consult with each engineering department and the University of Maine Graduate School for more information on Graduate degrees in the College of Engineering.

College of Engineering graduate students and faculty are engaged in a wide array of research projects ranging from basic and fundamental knowledge explorations to very practical and applied investigations. For a review of research opportunities available in each department, explore our college research links. For information on applying for research and teaching assistantships, consult the departments or faculty members with which you are most interested in working.

Assessment of whether a research or teaching assistantship will be offered to a graduate student requires first the submission of a complete and documented application for admission.

After evaluating received graduate applications, most graduate assistantship offers are made by individual departments or research units. These units typically nominate as well their accepted applicants for any available university-wide assistantships. Graduate students should also fully avail themselves of the services of the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Apply Today Online through the Grad School Online Application.

Grad Student Profiles

Name: Taylor Louise Bailey
Hometown: Vassalboro, Maine
Major: Civil Engineering
Research Focus: Wave and turbulence mechanics
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Name: Preston Spicer
Hometown: Preston, CT
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Focus: Storm surge dynamics, circulation, and mixing in estuaries.
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M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Degrees

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering 

  • M.S. Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering
    •  Areas of study include Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, and Spatial Engineering Technology at the masters and doctoral levels.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. Computer Engineering
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Online courses to meet the needs of busy professionals.

The Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business is intended for students who have a B.S. in engineering or engineering technology who want to advance into management positions.  The degree combines advanced engineering and business courses with applied field experience.  The applied field experience integrates the new skills learned by the student with their needs and the needs of their employer.

Student Testimonial


“The PSM degree was the perfect option for my graduate studies. As an engineering manager it is important to stay current with technology and to understand business.   The PSM offered both and all the courses were on-line so I was able to continue to work full-time and complete my degree.”– Hilary Henry ’94, G ’13 PSM

Six Tracks are currently offfered, two are online:

1. Aerospace Engineering – online
2. Computer Engineering – offline
3. Wireless Engineering – offline
4. Electrical Engineering – offline
5. Surveying Engineering- online
6. Structures/Engineering Mechanics – offline

For More Information on the PSM, Contact: Dana N. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E. Dean of Engineering College of Engineering 207.581.2217