Out-of-state: $24,300 (30 credit hours per year). New England residents may qualify for tuition breaks. 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
Hands-on community experience
Collaborate with faculty on service learning projects such as the annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, ESL tutoring in the community, research on child language, and developing an automated language analysis tools.
Our graduates are qualified for a range of careers designed to analyze communicative behaviors. You’ll be prepared for direct practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities at the local, state, and national level.
Prepare for a profession deeply committed to studying language as a fundamental human activity and as a changing institution. At the core of our program is a set of foundational courses on the nature of human language that sets students up for meaningful roles or the pursuit of graduate study.
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.
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).
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.
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