Prepare for future employment
Cultivate your skills and knowledge beyond the classroom through an internship at a site of your choice. You’ll establish connections and gain hands-on experience needed to market yourself effectively to future employers.
Licensure and certification
As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) examination, or after completing an internship in a clinical setting, apply for the Licensed Social Worker, Conditional (LSX) in Maine.
Meaningful career options
Are you interested in a career advocating for social change? Our program provides an excellent foundation for roles shaping individual lives and social structures, in industries such as law, public policy, public health, mental health, education, and leadership.
Prepare for a rewarding profession designed to enhance the understanding of the psychological and social principles that influence behavior in a variety of institutions, such as community, culture, and family. You’ll enjoy the flexibility to study diverse perspectives in a focal area of your choice.
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.
Embrace community engagement
With the help of local community partners, you’ll explore how similarities and differences among people shape the world. The practice of community engagement inspires civic duty and ethical citizenship.
Looking ahead to graduate school?
Accelerated Graduate Pathways to our master’s programs in Counseling, Occupational Therapy, and Social Work, and the University of Maine School of Law can save you time and money in earning your graduate degree. Pathways require graduate-level courses, which may be held in person.
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.
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.
Welcoming adult learners
We understand the demands of completing your degree while maintaining your work schedule and life responsibilities. Here, you'll find flexibility and personal support to achieve your academic and professional goals.
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.