University Of Maine

Orono, Maine

The University of Maine at Orono, located near abundant coldwater resources lakes, rivers, estuaries and marine - offers unique advantages in water resources education and research. Graduate degrees can be earned in Forest Resources, Oceanography (interdisciplinary), Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science, and Civil and  Environmental Engineering. Masters degree programs are also available in the following water related fields:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Quaternary & Climate Studies
  • Wildlife Management
  • Zoology

Focused research programs are administered by the Senator George J Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the School of Marine Sciences, which includes the Sea Grant Program. The Ira. C. Darling Center, located on an estuary leading to the Gulf of Maine, is a modern research facility to support graduate work in oceanography and marine zoology. Graduate research on many water resources topics, such as eutrophication, waste treatment and mathematical modeling of aquatic environments, is enhanced by ongoing research projects supported with Federal and State grants.


For further information, visit the Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative.