Undergraduate Programs

Geography-Anthropology Program

Geography-Anthropology is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the integration of the two disciplines through our common interests in the relationship between human populations and their environments, both natural and built. The program offers majors, minors, and opportunities for professional development, including:




Certificate in Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Graduate Programs

Community Planning and Development Program

The Community Planning & Development (CPD) program is for individuals who want to shape the environment and economy of cities and towns, and gain the necessary skills and knowledge for successful careers in planning and economic development.The program offers a master's degree and certificate of graduate study:


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Public Health Program

The Public Health program prepares students with the practical knowledge and skills to address today’s complex population health and health services challenges.The program offers a master's degree and related certificates:


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Public Policy & Management Program

The Public Policy & Management program prepares graduates for leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, government, and the private sector. The program provides each student with a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and the opportunity to apply both to contemporary issues of public concern to strengthen communities and develop effective public leaders. The program offers a master's degree and related certificates:


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Research Institutes and Centers

Through research, analysis, technical assistance and training, the Cutler Institute develops innovative, practical approaches to pressing health and social challenges. The Institute links leading scholarship with policy and practice to improve health care and human services for people in Maine and throughout the U.S.

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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