Welcome to the College of Management and Human Service.  The College brings together four traditionally defined schools - the School of Business, the School of Education & Human Development, the School of Social Work, and the Muskie School of Public Service - and aspires to create new opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning, scholarly research, and service to their communities.

The College houses a wealth of both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as teacher education, professional development, and certificate options. Several of the College's programs hold national accreditation and offer programs that may lead to certification, endorsement, or licensure.

News & Events

Unum Scholar-USM Student Christina Blair
In an exciting new academic/corporate partnership, twelve students from the University of Southern Maine were chosen this summer to be the first students in Maine to become part of the new Unum Scholars program. The Scholars are hired as employees at Unum, working in a specially-created team supported by mentors, and allowing them to job shadow throughout the company. The program provides students valuable work experience at a Fortune 500 company as they apply their learning towards their jobs, and gain a head start towards potential full-time employment when they graduate.
Holland America MS Veendam
In a new partnership with AAA, USM's Tourism and Hospitality students will be the recipients of funds raised from an event held Friday, August 22, on the Holland America cruise ship MS Veendam at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland. AAA has committed up to $5000 towards scholarships for a new cruise ship internship program.
Students present at iGlobal Symposium at Muskie School
University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service hosted approximately 100 Maine middle and high school students participating in the iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium on June 10. The students explored public policy and its global impact, with presentations they developed on topics as diverse as “Food Waste and Climate Change,” “Civil Rights,” “The Four Freedoms,” and “Hurricane Sandy Impact, Disaster Preparedness and Response Policies.” Schools participating from the surrounding communities included Portland High School, Casco Bay High School and King Middle School from Portland, Cape Elizabeth High School, Freeport Middle School and Durham Community School.

Career Paths: Business and Entrepreneur- ship

Alums of the USM School of Business gain an impressive blend of real-life skills and knowledge through expert faculty and internships throughout the state and region

Impact Your Community

Greg Williams and Brett Richardson, alums of the Muskie School's Community Planning and Development program, are using their degrees to help Maine reach the state's recycling goals

Dean Joseph McDonnell

Read Dr. McDonnell's most recent articles on education, business development, entrepreneurial leadership, healthcare, and public policy

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