The Office of Graduate Studies is the administrative office that coordinates many student services related to graduate students.These services include the Graduate Assistant Program, the Teaching Assistant Program, new graduate student orientation, academic policies concerning graduate students, and some scholarship programs.
The Graduate Council works closely with the Office of Graduate Studies.The council, which is made up of representatives from all graduate programs, provides advice regarding the quality and standards of graduate education, review of existing and proposed programs, and policy and procedures regarding admissions, degree requirements, and related matters.
All graduate students are invited to visit the Office of Graduate Studies, located on the Portland campus in 124 Wishcamper. The office can be reached by phone at (207) 780-4877 or at http://usm.maine.edu/grad. Graduate students are also advised to maintain close contact with the appropriate director or graduate coordinator in their school, college, or program.
Graduate students who need assistance or guidance with an appeals process, either an admissions appeal or a dismissal appeal, should contact the Director of Graduate Studies at (207) 780-4812. Further information on appeals is available in the academic policies section of this catalog.
Information on the Graduate Assistant program, including open assistantship opportunities, can be found at http://usm.maine.edu/grad. The Coordinator of Graduate Student Services, who can be reached at (207) 780-4877, can also provide information or answer questions.
The University of Southern Maine is developing a number of 4+1 pathways from undergraduate study directly into graduate study. Please consult the individual graduate program pages of this catalog or visit http://usm.maine.edu/grad for updates on these pathways.