As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
USM's presentation of As You Like It is the first production in Maine to be fully ASL shadowed. ASL shadow-signed productions offer deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members the experience of theater without having to watch a sole interpreter on the side of the stage. The roles of the ASL shadow interpreters are equal to those of the actors, and they are integrated seamlessly into the story.