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The Office of Admissions oversees the application process for all graduate programs at the University of Maine at Augusta.

To be admitted to graduate study, an applicant must have received a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university and show promise of the ability to pursue advanced study and research in the appropriate program. Deadlines for admission vary by program.

Specific Admission Criteria for UMA Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders

To be considered for admission to the Certificate in Substance Use Disorders, all applicants must submit the following items no later than July 1 to be considered for fall admission. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

  • UMA Graduate Application
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, excluding the seven campuses of the University of Maine System.
  • Resume.
  • Essay that includes a short autobiography and the applicant’s reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in substance use disorders. This essay should be 2-4 pages in length.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate school and a career in substance use disorder treatment. Only professional letters of recommendation will be accepted. Letters from professors, professionals in the field of mental health and human services, and/or supervisors from employment/field placement settings are recommended. Letters from family members and friends will not be accepted.
  • Copies of current active professional licenses and certificates (if applicable).

Applicants who are admitted and enroll in the Certificate in Substance Use Disorders Program will be invited to meet with the program’s Graduate Coordinator to discuss the program expectations, curriculum, and available supports. This meeting could be conducted in person or virtually.

Virtual Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders Info Sessions

Tuesday, May 19th from 6:00 – 7:00pm EDT
Thursday, May 28th from 6:30 – 7:30pm EDT
Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30pm EDT

Join UMA Faculty and Admissions Staff to learn more about our new Advanced Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders. In this session you will learn more about how the program can create a pathway to a Master’s Degree, delivery options and ways in which you can pay for a Graduate Certificate. The session will also allow for an interactive Q & A for participants.

Please be sure to join us at the scheduled times!

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, all applicants must submit the following items no later than August 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

  • UMA Graduate Application
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, excluding the seven campuses of the University of Maine System.
  • Essay stating the reasons for pursuing this degree, professional goals, and how this degree will contribute to these goals.

Applicants submitting all of the above listed required items will be holistically reviewed and may be invited to participate in a mandatory interview with program faculty prior to an admission decision.

Please send all application materials to:

Application Processing Center
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor ME 04402-0412

Electronic transcripts or other application materials can be emailed to edocs@maine.edu. Please be sure the applicant’s name is on all emailed documents, not just in the body of the email.

Have questions? We’re here to help.

The Office of Admissions is located on the Augusta campus and can be reached at (207) 621-3465 or 1-877-862-1234 or by email at umaadm@maine.edu.