Admissions

A strong applicant will have an undergraduate degree in the sciences, engineering, or related discipline, with an outstanding academic record and strong GRE scores. The general GRE examination is required for review by the GSBSE Admissions Committee. The subject examination is not required. Evaluation for admission will also consider the motivation and career goals of the applicant in addition to research experience and the strength of recommendations. The information below provides background on the requirements for a successful candidate.

The application packet should include:

  • University of Maine Graduate School application
  • Letter of interest, including motivation to pursue an advanced degree
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores, if appropriate
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references
  • Official academic transcript
  • Any other relevant information that will aid in the evaluation of the applicant

Applications are accepted until January 1st for matriculation in the Fall semester of the same year. The application review process starts in early January. The Admissions Committee completes an initial review of all applicants to selected candidates for telephone interviews for domestic students, and video conference interviews for international students. Finalists selected from the initial interviews are invited for on-site interviews for domestic students, or a second round of video conference interviews for international students.  Notification of admission into the program occurs in the Spring.

For more information, view our detailed program information. If you’re ready to apply, please choose one of the options below:

To begin, submit our pre-application:

We strongly recommend that you submit a pre-application via our website. This pre-application will help us get to you know you better and may help us connect you with a GSBSE faculty or staff member who can assist you in the formal application process. Click the link below to submit your advance application:

Submit your pre-application

If you are ready to submit a full application:

If have already submitted a pre-application to us– or if the application deadline is approaching and there is not sufficient time to submit a Pre-Application– please click on the link below:

Submit a formal application to GSBSE

If you have any further questions, please contact us.