Graduate Admissions


The University of New England offers a variety of programs at the graduate and professional levels — including traditional campus-based programs and online programs.



Graduate Studies Along the Coast of Maine and Beyond


Portland and Biddeford, Maine

If you’re pursuing an advanced degree in one of the health professions, our Portland Campus allows you convenient access to some of Northern New England’s leading medical facilities, which serve as ideal sites for clinical rotations. If you’re studying the marine sciences or biological sciences, our seaside Biddeford Campus offers access to a variety of unique coastal habitats and the resources of our College of Osteopathic Medicine.

An Online Community

If you choose to learn through UNE's extended campus, you are an integral part of the University community. We are just as committed to you, as an online student, as we are to our campus-based students. Throughout your course of study, technology enables you to interact with faculty, advisors, support service administrators, and other students in meaningful ways.


Among the Best


The University of New England has been included in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges guide. This highly selective list includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. UNE was selected based on its high-quality academic offerings, optimal locations in Maine and Morocco, competitive cost and size.

Again and again, industry experts have cited the value and return-on-investment (ROI) of a UNE degree. Forbes included us on its list of "America's Top Colleges for 2016." In 2014 PayScale ranked us No. 1 in student ROI among public and private colleges and universities in Maine and in the top 15% nationally. 

UNE’s graduate programs enjoy national reputations for excellence. Our programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia and Physician Assistant have all been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best programs of their kind in the nation. U.S. News has also credited our College of Osteopathic Medicine for its national leadership in primary care training, geriatrics, rural medicine and family medicine.


Leading in the Health Sciences


Our programs combine to make UNE a driving force in educating the leaders of tomorrow in many important fields. Our College of Osteopathic Medicine is the only medical school in Maine. Our College of Dental Medicine is the only dental school in Northern New England. And our College of Pharmacy is housed in the only building in Maine devoted entirely to pharmacy study and research. 

All of our campus-based graduate health professions programs, except for our medical school, are located on our Portland Campus, where you prepare to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care with students from other health disciplines. This cutting-edge interprofessional approach enables you to not only master the finer points of your discipline, but to understand how your work will integrate with the work of other professionals in the field.

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The University of New England does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disabling conditions in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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