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Online Learning at UNE Online – an Overview

What is UNE Online? UNE Online is the portion of the University of New England that operates out of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) and brings you online learning. Dr. Martha Wilson was the founding Dean of the college and led the college until 2021. Click here to read the History of CGPS.  A timeline of the…

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September 16, 2021 |

Application for UNE Online Graduate School

4 Application Mistakes to Avoid - What to Do Instead

A successful graduate school application requires that you put your best foot forward. Here, Director of Online Admissions, Nicole Lindsay,  highlights four types of mistakes that she sees on a regular basis, and how to avoid them.  1. Don’t use personal references Think about what UNE is trying to achieve through this application process. The application committee is trying to…

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September 9, 2021 |

UNE Class of 2021 Commencement

UNE Class of 2021 Graduation Message

Congratulations to the UNE Class of 2021 – you made it!! Graduation is our favorite time of year because it’s usually the one time that we see our students in person – we get to connect face-to-face, and celebrate their accomplishments. Of course, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to have an in-person graduation ceremony for the second…

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June 18, 2021 |

University of New England Innovation Hall

History of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies – UNE Online

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies – also known as UNE Online – is a college within the University of New England, offering accredited online graduate and professional programs that use a learner-centered approach, specifically designed to accommodate professional schedules and to foster collaborative learning communities. The beginning of online learning at UNE The University of New England has…

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May 27, 2021 |

UNE Online Social Media

UNE Online Social Media Channels

Ever wonder where you can connect with us online? We’ve got some options for you! Below is a comprehensive list of the UNE Online social media channels. We have a lot going on, so we have a lot to share on the UNE Online social media channels! For the most part, we use our different channels to communicate different types…

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May 22, 2021 |

UNE Online Achievements 2020 Infographic

Infographic: The building blocks of high-quality online education

Since 1831, the University of New England has been committed to providing students with a high-quality education. In 2009, UNE entered the online education space, and here at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England, we have expanded our commitment to excellence ever since. We are continually innovating in the field of…

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April 14, 2021 |

2021 Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Among Elite 70 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is a recognized leader in graduate school rankings – and UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a top-70 ranking among all Online Master’s in Education programs in the country for 2021. This prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranking, which surveyed more than 1,200 programs, places UNE in good company…

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March 1, 2021 |

The Princeton Review the 385 Best Colleges for 2020

Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College

Once again, UNE has been ranked as a top college in the Princeton Review Best 386 Colleges. This highly selective publication includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It’s quite an honor to be included in this elite ranking of the nation’s very best colleges and universities. At UNE, we take great pride…

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January 30, 2021 |

Public Health Hood assistance, and displaying academic regalia meaning

Academic Regalia at Graduation, Explained

University commencements are exciting celebrations of student achievement, and they also provide faculty, students, and their families a visible connection to the birth of the modern university way back in the 12th century. The black robes worn by graduating students and their faculty are known as academic “regalia,” and while undergraduate graduation robes may all seem the same, at the…

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December 1, 2020 |

NEASC logo with grey circle

About Accreditation at UNE Online

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the former Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England. This position oversees accreditation and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. The Director of Accreditation and Policy makes sure that CPGS is compliant with accreditation standards so that…

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November 4, 2020 |

Four tips for writing outstanding goals statements

Four tips for writing outstanding goal statements

Goal statements are an essential part of the graduate school application process here at UNE Online. Developing your goal statement can be seen as intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. It’s best viewed as an opportunity. We spoke to Nicole Lindsay, the Director of Online Admissions and asked her what makes a great goal statement for graduate school. We talked about…

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June 5, 2020 |

Graduation video for the Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Hooray to the class of 2020 – you made it!!  We love graduation because it’s the one time of year that we get to physically see the depth of beauty that we’re helping bring to our students’ lives. Because we can’t see you in person this year, we asked our faculty and staff to submit short video messages for you.…

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May 15, 2020 |

Stephanie Marcotte Ed.D. program

10 Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit

Guest blogger and doctoral student Stephanie N. Marcotte is in her last semester of the online Doctor of Education (Ed.D) program at the University of New England. Her dissertation is focused on community college academic English as a second language (ESL) programs in Massachusetts. She is currently a Nursing Resource Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of ESL at Holyoke Community College…

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March 3, 2020 |

MONEY Best Colleges recognition

UNE earns MONEY’s Best Colleges Award

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions families face. College represents a large up-front expense, but where you go to college can also significantly affect your salary for years to come. MONEY’s annual college rankings examine dozens of data points to measure the costs and payoffs of thousands of schools. Here at UNE, we are proud…

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January 20, 2020 |

Badge for US News & World Report Best Colleges, Regional Universities, North

U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges, Regional Universities North

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools. U.S. News & World…

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January 20, 2020 |

U.S. News & World Report Grad Education Badge

UNE Joins Top 60 in 2020 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a rise to the top 60 Online Programs in Graduate Education in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring and…

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January 14, 2020 |

Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium 2020

Present Your Research at the Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium!

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England is proud to present and host the second annual CGPS Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium. This is an opportunity for current CGPS students and alumni to share their work with professionals in their field while gaining conference and presentation experience. Share your research, expertise, and experience…

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December 17, 2019 |

Henri Moser, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Henri Moser, Learning Specialist

Dr. Henri Moser is a Learning Specialist with the Student Academic Success Center at UNE Online. He presents online workshops to groups and works one-on-one in live videoconference sessions with our graduate students, working with them on subject-specific tutoring for statistics and research, as well as graduate-level learning strategies. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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October 18, 2019 |

How to write an excellent graduate-level paper

How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers

“How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers” brought to you by the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE. Becoming a better writer – the process Breaking a writing project down into phases helps with motivation as well as managing your time and workload effectively. The phases of the process – prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing – are described below. Each…

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September 13, 2019 |

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Course Spotlight: EDU 726 - Telling your School's Story through Data Analysis

We know the term “school data analysis” can sometimes come off as intimidating (and riddled with math), so we’re taking a different approach with our new course, EDU 726 – Telling your School’s Story Through Data Analysis. Course instructor and co-designer Caroline Peinado (UNE MSEd ’09, CAGS-AEL ‘14) helps us explain how we can all become storytellers with data and…

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August 26, 2019 |

Lori Rand, Writing Specialist at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Faculty Spotlight: Lori Rand, Writing Specialist

Lori Rand is the Online Writing Specialist for the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) based here on the Portland Campus. Recently, we sat down and discussed a typical day for her, how she provides writing consultation for UNE students, and what she has found to be the most helpful for developing effective graduate-level writing skills. What does a typical day…

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August 1, 2019 |

A Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) sits with a client

Earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification just got easier

It can sometimes feel challenging to figure out which credentials you’ll need to demonstrate your commitment and expertise to employers and patients and successfully lead in the field of nutrition. If you’re dedicated to gaining industry skills and best practice techniques, but feel unsure about which credential best suits your career interests, earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification tells…

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July 1, 2019 |

UNE Library Home Page

Resource Spotlight: The UNE Library!

For this spotlight on our indispensable UNE Library and its services, we spoke to Cadence Atchinson, the Online Research and Teaching Librarian at the University of New England. The academic programs at CGPS all work closely with Cadence – in fact, her specific role was created to support the College of Graduate and Professional Studies programs in order to achieve…

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June 14, 2019 |

2019 Portland Maine Visitors Guide

UNE Online Portland City Guide 2019

Congratulations, graduates! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us for Commencement! Portland has so much to experience – each year we have fun listing our favorites out of all of the uniquely “Maine” things that Portland has to offer. These are our favorites here at CGPS – we hope you enjoy them! Portland Maine Visitors Guide Click to open…

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May 6, 2019 |