Maine Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Maine that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, ME is the two-letter abbreviation of Maine.

College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5015 or (800) 528-0025

University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-3218

University of New England
Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 283-0171

University of Southern Maine
Office of Graduate Studies
96 Falmouth Street, P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300
(207) 780-4386

Maine State Overview

The true origin of the name “Maine” can no longer be determined today. It may have its origins in the old French province of Maine , where the city of Le Mans is located. But it could also come from the area of ​​seafaring and simply mean mainland , i.e. mainland. In any case, the name “Province of Maine” was already established in 1665 by the plenipotentiary of the French king.

The first European settlements were established by the French in 1604, followed by the English in 1607. Over the years, however, the settlements were largely abandoned due to the harsh climate and numerous Indian attacks. By the beginning of the 18th century, only half a dozen settlements remained in Maine. For a long time, the country was an exclave of Massachusetts, until Maine joined the Union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820 due to the population that had increased significantly in the meantime.

The main agricultural products are poultry, eggs, dairy products, cattle, blueberries, apples and maple syrup. Maine is also the largest blueberry producer in the world, accounting for 25% of the entire US harvest. Industrial products are mainly paper, wood, electronics, leather goods, textiles and biotechnology. Shipbuilding is still one of the most important industries in the state.

Tourism and outdoor activities are becoming increasingly important in Maine. Sport fishing and hunting (mainly wild boar, elk and bear) are particularly popular. Other activities include snowmobiling, skiing, boating, canoeing, camping and hiking.

  • Provides list of counties in Maine in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

The state of Maine is located in New England in the far north-east of the United States of America and borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south-east. New Hampshire lies to the southwest and borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. The coast is heavily indented.

Capital city: Augusta
Largest metropolis: Portland
Nickname: The Pine Tree State
Motto: Dirigo (“I lead”)