Hands-on community experience
Collaborate with faculty on projects such as the annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, a state-wide program providing sighted guides to deaf/blind people. You’ll also have opportunities for real-world experience under the supervision of certified interpreters.
Study under a well-known interpreter
We offer a unique Interpreter Training Program (ITP) where you’ll learn from Dr. Judy Kegl, a highly respected interpreter, educator, and sign language researcher. Our program is open to both Deaf and hearing interpreting students of all levels.
Meaningful career options
Our graduates have pursued careers in ASL/English interpreting and Deaf education. You’ll also be prepared for roles in rehabilitation, healthcare, social work, counseling, and the media.
Our curriculum provides students with the academic preparation needed for the two-step national credentialing exam to become certified ASL/English interpreters. Through immersive programming and hands-on learning, our students are integrated with the Deaf community within and beyond the classroom.
Nationally distinguished faculty
Take advantage of the liberal arts college atmosphere and extensive interaction with nationally distinguished faculty members, many of whom actively engage students in their grant-funded research.
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.
Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.