UMaine Advantages

The University of Maine is unique in having undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both physics and engineering physics.

Graduates from our programs have a high probability of success with the following advantages:

  • Good record of post-graduate placement
  • Wide-ranging research areas
  • Medium-sized program with small class size
  • Programs may be started in both the fall and spring semesters

Students in our graduate programs are eligible for these benefits:

  • Academic-year and summer-semester graduate assistantships
  • Tuition waivers

Department suspending graduate admissions for 2024-2025

Due to multiple circumstances, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will not be accepting applications for any new graduate students, for either doctoral or Master’s programs, for Fall 2024 or Spring 2025.

We will resume admissions for the 2025-2026 academic year in the Fall of 2024.

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, James McClymer (

Research Areas

Multidisciplinary research projects have involved chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, and other fields.

Students can choose their research topics from a range of experimental, computational, or theoretical areas, including, but not limited to the following:

For more information about our areas of research, visit our Research page!