Online mode of study: $8,940 for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Blended mode of study: tuition varies. See details and other costs
May include scholarships, grants, & work-study. Explore aid
No fee to apply. SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines
Prepare to work with people in complex environments and provide leadership in a variety of fields in public and private industries, including business, healthcare, hospitality, government, and education.
Our program is designed to prepare you for work in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. We emphasize the critical need to understand and work with people, the dynamics of change, the interdisciplinary nature of organizational operations, and the practical application of theories and leadership concepts.
Our faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and possess an exceptional blend of academic knowledge and real-world leadership credentials.
Looking ahead to graduate school?
Our Accelerated Graduate Pathway to the Leadership Studies master’s program can save you time and money in earning your MS.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.
Considering transferring to USM?
We welcome students who are transferring from another four-year university or community college. Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will help you to navigate the admissions and credit-transfer process.
Get credit for what you’ve learned
Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you’ve acquired through work, community service, or life experience. We offer qualified students exams, reviews of professional credentials, and an academic portfolio process, all of which can save you time and money as you earn your degree.
Online student support
Maintain a flexible schedule while earning your degree. Our online students receive the same superior support as those who study on campus, including one-on-one career advising, video meetings with tutors and writing assistants, and technology assistance.