Online mode of study: $8,940 per year for both in-state and out-of-state residents (based on 30 credit hours). 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
Transition to a variety of fields
Prepare for a profession in history, anthropology, philosophy, language, and everything in between. Students routinely transition into the humanities field to pursue careers in education, journalism, and public policy.
Explore the intersection between the human condition and its relationship to human cultures, social and political formations, and the natural world. Our curriculum focuses on philosophy, history, literature, religion, and the social sciences.
Distinguished humanities faculty
Our faculty are accomplished and distinguished scholars with contributions to a wide range of fields of academic disciplines, such as history, philosophy, literature, anthropology, social sciences, education, and more.
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.
Do you live in New England?
You may be eligible for a special reduced tuition rate, as part of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP).
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.
Looking ahead to Law school?
Our Accelerated Graduate Pathway to the University of Maine School of Law can save you time and money in earning your JD.
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.