Best Doctorate Programs in Maine

Many students across the country are looking at what it takes to get a doctorate. If you’re looking for a doctoral program in Maine, you need to choose the university with the best programs in your field. Typically, a doctorate takes 5-7 years to complete, and it includes a dissertation.

Most doctoral degree-holders work in academia or in the private sector as experts earning high salaries. There are 592,000 workers in Maine, with the top earners bringing in about $85,740 a year. In the state, workers earn an average of $42,950 per year, according to the BLS. A Maine doctorate can help you earn a good salary, although it is not guaranteed.

In today’s competitive job market, a doctorate gives you an edge. You should carefully review each of the programs listed below before deciding where to apply.

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    #1

    University of New England

    Biddeford, ME

    Graduation Rate

    61%

    Enrollment

    7,208

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $37390

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $37390

    From its campus in Biddeford, Maine, University of New England enrolls students as a private institution. The school's academic and technical programs help students reach a variety of professional goals. During a bachelor's degree, enrollees take lower-division and upper-division coursework. Bachelor's programs also incorporate general education requirements. In upper-division classes, undergraduates learn advanced concepts in their major. The school supports learners with tutoring and career services. Data on the school's average cost per credit is currently unavailable. At the accredited institution, learners qualify for federal student aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. The school holds accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education.

    #2

    Husson University

    Bangor, ME

    Graduation Rate

    58%

    Enrollment

    3,473

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $18360

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $18360

    From its Bangor, Maine campus, Husson University offers 94 program options for students. Degree-seekers enroll in top-ranked programs that offer a rigorous course of study. The school reports a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. According to the institution, 99% of students receive some form of financial aid. Degree-seekers graduate from the school at a rate of 58%. The institution's commitment to experiential learning helps students enter the workforce. The school incorporates internships, research opportunities, and service learning. Hopeful students can expect admission rates of 85%. Many schools no longer require test scores for admission.

    #3

    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, ME

    Graduation Rate

    36%

    Enrollment

    8,022

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $8064

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $21532

    Located in Portland, Maine, University of Southern Maine enrolls students as a public institution. The school's academic and technical programs help learners reach a variety of professional goals. The institution's bachelor's programs incorporate lower-division and upper-division requirements. Undergraduates also complete general education credits. Upper-division credits typically focus on advanced concepts within a major. The school supports students with tutoring and career services. The institution's average cost per credit is unknown. At the accredited institution, learners qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. University of Southern Maine is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.

    #4

    University of Maine

    Orono, ME

    Graduation Rate

    56%

    Enrollment

    11,741

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $9240

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $30030

    From its campus in Orono, Maine, University of Maine grants college degrees as a public institution. With both academic and technical programs, the institution helps students reach their educational goals. The institution's bachelor's programs incorporate lower-division and upper-division coursework. Undergraduates also complete general education courses. Upper-division credits emphasize advanced concepts in the major. Learners benefit from support services, which include tutoring and career counseling. Data on the school's average cost per credit is currently unavailable. Learners at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. University of Maine has been accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.