At the University of Southern Maine (USM), you'll have exciting opportunities for engagement in the classroom, in the lab, and in the community. Wherever you are in your academic career, our goal is to make your admissions experience smooth and positive, every step of the way. Welcome to USM!


Undergraduate study


USM is committed to academic quality that is affordable, flexible, and meaningful. Choose from a broad spectrum of programs, with both on-campus and online options. Our three campuses are located at the heart of Maine's most vibrant region, creating exciting opportunities for community engagement, including internships, service learning, and undergraduate research.

Graduate Programs


Graduate education at USM is designed to be flexible and highly relevant to the economic, health, and civic needs of our region and the communities we serve. We offer master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates of advanced study (post-master's) and graduate certificates (post-baccalaureate), some of which are offered completely online.



At USM, international students from around the world contribute to the growing multicultural environment of our region. We provide ongoing advising and support services to help our international students — both undergraduate and graduate — take full advantage of university and community resources, engage with the community, and achieve their goals while at USM.

A view from the bottom of a staircase leading to one of the entrances to Robie-Andrews Hall

Virtual Campus Tour

Take a closer look! Explore our three distinct campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston to see for yourself what makes USM a great choice. Our interactive 360º photos will give you a peek inside our dorms, classrooms, labs, and other spaces on each campus.

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