To apply to the University of Maine at Farmington M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership program please submit the following:

1.   M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Application (pdf) (Please download, complete, and return via email or regular mail)

Application Due Dates

  • August 10 for September
  • January 5 for January
  • April 10 for May

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be considered when complete. Students may enroll in some courses as a non-matriculated student prior to acceptance into the program.

2.  Official Transcripts of all undergraduate degree(s) and all graduate work. Please have official transcripts sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938

This office can obtain all UM System school transcripts (UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UM, UMPI, and USM).

3.  Two recommendation forms:

  • One from current administrator or supervisor
  • One from a professional colleague of the applicant’s choosing.

4.  A nonrefundable application fee of $60 made out to: UMF Office of Graduate Studies.

5.  Graduate-level transfer credits: If you are requesting that graduate-level coursework be transferred from another institution into this UMF Master’s program, in addition to your transcript you must submit the syllabi for each course you would like considered for transfer. A student, with the approval of the Admissions Committee, may transfer up to 9 graduate credits from another institution into his/her academic program; only 3 of these credits may be in the core of the program. Aside from EDU 582 and EDU 551, transfer of credit into the core is not accepted. These credits must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution, within 5 years prior to admission, and with a minimum grade of B (or equivalent). Graduate credits applied toward an undergraduate degree cannot be used toward the master’s degree. Students are required to provide syllabi for transfer credits to determine appropriateness for UMF’s program.

Admission Requirements

  • Two years professional education experience.
  • Be employed, or seeking employment as a classroom teacher or other education professional.
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    Note: a foreign degree must be validated by World Educational Services, Center for Educational Documentation, Inc., or other appropriate agency. The decision to accept the degree is made on a case-by-case basis by the UMF Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

Admission Decisions

Only completed applications will be reviewed. Admission decisions are made by the UMF Graduate Admission Committee and the UMF Director of Graduate Programs in Education on a rolling basis until the enrollment cap is reached. Applications received after that point will be considered for the next available term.

  • August 10th for Fall Semester
  • January 5th for Spring Semester
  • April 10th for Summer Semester

Application Notes

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or newer required to complete application form. Download Adobe Acrobat 7.
  • It is recommended you use Internet Explorer or Firefox, as the “Submit” button does not currently work in Chrome. If you have difficulty submitting your application online, save the completed application to your desktop and email it to us as an attachment:

Contact Information

Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
TDD/TYY 207-778-7000

Mailing address:
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938