The University of New England is an independent university with two distinctive campuses on the coast of southern Maine. The University's mission is to educate men and women to advance the quality of human life and the environment.
The University of New England is a regionally accredited, entrepreneurial institution committed to academic excellence and the enhancement of the quality of life for the people, organizations, and communities it serves. The purpose of the University is to prepare students for meaningful and rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and enlightened lives.
UNE has once again been ranked as one of the "Best Universities" in the North that offer "a full range of undergraduate and master's programs" in the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges" from U.S. News & World Report.
Distance education has become an increasingly important part of the University of New England's education mix, to better serve both the University's traditional and non-traditional students. Distance learning offers:
The University is committed to our distance-learning students. The students who choose to learn through the University's extended campus are an integral part of the University community. Technological links enable students to interact with their faculty, advisors, support service administrators, as well as their student colleagues.
University of New England is regionally accredited by NEASC-CIHE, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730; 781-271-0022).
Change Begins with You.
Social Work Begins at UNE.
Offered by the School of Social Work at the University of New England, the Online Master of Social Work program is open to students from a variety of educational backgrounds. The program embraces a vision of a world where social workers are at the forefront of advocating with individuals and communities for human dignity and social inclusion by mobilizing efforts to end inequities, exploitation and violence. Our values are firmly grounded in human resilience, capacity building and the potential for individual and collective transformation at all systemic levels.
Our 100% online and CSWE-accredited program has the flexibility to meet your individual needs. You won’t have to hassle with working campus visits into your already busy schedule. Instead, the time saved by not commuting can be spent on more important things, like your family, professional growth, or giving back to your community.
Some program highlights include:
• CSWE Accredited
• Full-time or part-time options to choose from
• Asynchronous course work with no set log-in times
• No GRE required
• Traditional and Advanced Standing Tracks available
• 3 starts per year (Spring, Summer and Fall)
• Small class sizes for individualized attention
• Field practicum completed in your local area
Additionally, we are proud to offer 3 distinct concentrations:
• Clinical Practice
• Community Practice
• Integrated Social Work Practice
Our mission is to provide transformative and collaborative learning the embraces the values of social inclusion and promotes enhanced quality of live for individuals and communities. Join us.
• Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA
• School of Social Work application form
• Official transcripts from all schools
• 2-3 letters of recommendation
• Professional Resume
• Personal Statement
The University of New England offers the Doctor of Pharmacy as the professional degree that prepares students for careers as pharmacists in a variety of practice settings. A minimum of two years of undergraduate pre-professional education is required for admission. The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy located on UNE’s Portland Campus in Portland, Maine. To apply or to learn more about this exciting program, contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
UNE’s Pharm.D. program has several noteworthy attributes:
Quality Academics: With a current curriculum, a faculty committed to supporting every student, and many educational opportunities outside of the classroom, UNE awards degrees that enjoy respect, especially regionally.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: UNE students benefit from collaborative projects between students of different specializations—medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and more. UNE Pharm.D. students practice real-life scenarios as the lead pharmacist on integrated health care teams.
Career Support: Northern New England is one of the strongest markets nationally for beginning pharmacists. UNE supports students in developing career networks in the region. With a class of about 100 students each year, students have access to faculty and other community members for career development.
Portland, Maine Location: Portland is currently on many “best places to live” lists, and UNE’s classic New England campus is right in town.
Regional Leadershipin Doctoral Training:
The Pharm.D. degree program at UNE, created to address an acute shortage of pharmacists in Maine, has become recognized as a leader in the training of the next generation of pharmacists for Maine and New England. In just a few short years, admission to the high-demand program has become competitive, attracting students from the U.S. and around the world. About 30% of candidates are from Maine, with 53% coming from the New England area. Average graduating class size is between 90 and 100 students. The doctoral program welcomed its first class of students in 2009.
The Pharm.D. degree program at UNE prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences for a wide range of pharmacy careers. The patient-focused program integrates both pharmaceutical and clinical sciences to develop students as primary care providers. Students acquire valuable insights and practical experience through clinically-based classes, opportunities to engage in research and scholarship, and a fourth-year rotation at the UNE Drug Information Center (DIC), a student training site that provides professional services to area practitioners.
Students complete a Community Pharmacy residency program at Martin’s Point Health Center in Portland where they are immersed in concentrated, hands-on experiences and electives. These include designing, developing and implementing a new pharmacy service; working with other UNE colleges on an interdisciplinary geriatric education program; and designing and developing classroom lectures and laboratory activities.
Pharm.D. candidates also have opportunities for short-term study abroad, including two-week health care immersions in Ghana and summer exchanges for pharmacy students at the University of Granada in Spain.
The Pharm.D. degree program comprises 148 credit hours of full-time study and training over four years.
The University of New England's DPT program offers students an outstanding accredited, entry-level professional doctorate program within a department that has earned a national reputation of excellence since its founding in 1980. The DPT program is three calendar years (8 semesters) in length and includes a combination of classroom course work, laboratory experiences, and clinical practicum experiences.
Facts & Figures
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Online and multimedia.
Master's College or University II
Access to the internet. High speed recommeded.
Federal and Private educational loans are available.
Application takes approx 2 weeks. Registration deadline is 3 weeks after. Classes start 1 week after registration deadline.
Every professor I’ve had at UNE has been genuinely concerned with their quality of teaching and their students' progress – not just in class, but in life.