Located in Portland but serving students and employers statewide, the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center brings together programs in law, business, and public policy to train the workforce of the future and grow Maine’s economy. The Maine Center and its affiliated programs develop cross-disciplinary, experiential, and market-driven programming for graduate students in its three focus disciplines. We also deliver programming tailored to the evolving needs of Maine’s civic, business, and legal communities.

The Maine Center podcast

“The Greater Good” explores complex and emerging issues in law, business, and public policy. The podcast features Maine Center-affiliated students, alumni, faculty, and outside guests. Visit our podcast page to learn more about this project and listen to the episodes. Episode topics include information privacy, rural health, the evolution of the MBA degree, immigration law, and a recent faculty trip to Greenland.

Graduate Programs




Public Policy

& Health

Designed for non-lawyers, the Certificate in Compliance addresses the various needs of Maine’s business, not-for-profit, and government sectors, enabling them to navigate the modern regulatory landscape and enhance their prospects for success. Details

Case Studies


How the people and programs of the Maine Center are innovating education and advancing Maine.

Rural Lawyer Project

Case short title - Rural Lawyer Project

Case short description - Reducing the obstacles rural Mainers face in accessing justice.

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Certificate in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

Case short title - Certificate in Healthcare Quality

Case short description - Professional training for managing and mitigating medical mistakes.

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The Maine MBA

Case short title - The Maine MBA

Case short description - Flexible graduate business programming for the modern professional.

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