Gain hands-on experience
Bolster your resume and gain skills beyond the classroom through an internship in a counseling or clinical setting. You’ll establish connections and gain the hands-on experience needed to market yourself effectively to future employers.
Students who have an interest in adult mental health will be eligible for the Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) certification, a valuable state-level credential issued through our Muskie School of Public Service.
Turn compassion into action
Whether you want to work directly with clients or help future counselors, our program provides an excellent foundation for learning the multiple layers of influence – individual, social, and cultural – that shape human behavior. You’ll be prepared for a variety of positions, as well as the pursuit of graduate study.
Students gain foundational knowledge and familiarity with the roots of personality, gender and culture issues, approaches to diagnosis, factors that impact access, and psychotherapy techniques. You’ll learn to work with different populations through a curriculum that emphasizes diversity and inclusion.
Versatile, accomplished faculty
Each of our full-time faculty members brings diverse individual experiences, socio-cultural backgrounds and intellectual traditions within the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and related fields.
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.