Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. Admission is granted to those students with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university who demonstrate evidence of commitment to public service and the ability to perform graduate studies successfully.
Applications are submitted to the USM Office of Graduate Admissions and should be received by February 1 (for fall matriculation) and December 1 (for spring matriculation).
Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis.
The master's degree program application includes:
- An official USM graduate application, including a written statement of interest in a public affairs career.
- Official scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and other graduate education.
- Three letters of recommendation.
Credit toward completion of degree requirements owing to previously completed graduate study may be granted in certain cases.
Applications to the certificate programs are accepted at any time and do not require official matriculation into the University.
*Non-matriculated tudents enrolled in the certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid through the University of Southern Maine