Regulatory Ethics

Program Type
Undergraduate Certificate
Undergraduate Certificate
Mode of Study
In Person

Tuition per credit hour

In-state: $297;
Out-of-state: $875. See details and other costs

Credit hours

12 required credit hours. Most courses are equal to 3 credit hours. Browse course list

Program duration

Finish in as few as 2 semesters. Explore program requirements


Rolling admissions. Begin program in fall, spring, or summer. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Develop a foundational understanding of regulation and how it applies to roles in health and social services, education, business, energy, and the environment.
  • Make valuable connections with area employers and community partners through an internship where you’ll integrate learning with hands-on work experience.
  • Learn from accomplished faculty and personnel from the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center.
  • Tailor our program to your goals – choose from specialized courses for training in specific fields.
  • Make progress toward a future degree: Apply course credits from your certificate toward a USM bachelor’s degree.
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Program requirements

Regulatory expertise is highly desirable in an increasingly complex world of intersecting rules and requirements. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the structure of regulation, how to navigate it, and when to call in legal expertise.

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Impact policy-making

Versatile faculty and personnel from the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center will help you understand the relationship between regulation and ethics, as well as the processes that impact policy-making and drive reactions to regulation.

Next Steps

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