2016-17 Catalogs

CSTH Overview

Dean, James E. Graves; Associate Dean, Christine R. Maher; Coordinator of Finances, Pamela Hartford; Senior Staff for HR Administration, Susan Taylor; Senior Staff for Academic Administration, Bonnie Stearns; Director of Computer Technology, Jason Howard; Laboratory Associates, Chad Seeley and Douglas Murphy

The College's degree programs prepare students for productive and rewarding lives and provide knowledge and skills for many careers. Students, faculty, and alumni apply theory and use scientific and mathematical principles and techniques to solve practical problems and contribute to society in many ways. The College's academic programs are designed and delivered so that all students who are prepared and motivated can successfully complete them. Graduates have (1) technical competence with both depth and breadth, (2) a wide range of knowledge enabling them to function effectively in the professional world, (3) transferable skills such as reasoning, problem solving, verbal and written communications, teamwork, and leadership, and (4) motivation to continue to learn and grow professionally. Graduates secure gainful employment and/or are well prepared for admission to graduate and professional programs.

Bachelor to Master's Degrees
  • 4+1 in Engineering, and Master's in Business Administration
  • 4+1 in Environmental Planning and Policy, and Master's in Public Policy and Management
  • 4+1 in Master of Science in Statistics
Master's Degrees
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan)
    • Education
    • Option for Non-Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees
    • RN to Master of Science Degree Program for Registered Nurses
    • Option for Certified or State-Approved Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Statistics
    • Data Science
    • Applied Statistics
    • Operations Research/Applied Mathematics
    • Professional Science Master's in Biostatistics
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Post Master to DNP
Certificates of Graduate Study
  • Data Science
  • Statistics
Certificates of Advanced Study
  • Nursing (post-master's)


The School of Nursing baccalaureate and master's programs are approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The exercise science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The linguistics' ASL/English Interpreting program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, and the computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. The technology programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In addition to these accreditations, the University of Southern Maine is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Departmental or Program Requirements

The College requires that every baccalaureate degree student fulfill the requirements of the university's core curriculum and major program as noted in the catalog section devoted to each department's or school's majors. These requirements may be greater than the college minimum requirements. Students interested in a double major should consult the appropriate departments or schools and obtain a declaration of major form from the Office of Registration and Scheduling Services. The requirements for graduate programs are listed in the catalog section of the individual department or school.

Commitment to Civility

The concepts of community and social justice are central to the mission and philosophy of the University of Southern Maine College of Science, Technology, and Health. Faculty, students, and staff are committed to promoting a healthy and just environment that supports transformative learning, academic integrity, open communication, and personal and professional growth among the diverse members of our academic community. We believe that these commitments are grounded in intellectual openness, in personal and professional accountability, and in the democratic values of inclusion and mutual respect that are guided by rational discourse and by a relational ethic of care. Our community includes peoples of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political, and economic backgrounds as well as people who are disabled and people of different gender, sexual orientation, and age. Our goal is to increase the awareness of students, staff, and faculty to the importance of civility, its implications, and the behaviors that are acceptable and not acceptable in our learning community. Civility is the art of treating others, as well as ourselves, with respect, dignity, and care. Civility is apparent when we are sensitive to the impact that our communications, practices, and behaviors have on others, and when we acknowledge each person's self-worth and unique contributions to the community as a whole.

General Information

Admission to a graduate program in the College of Science, Technology, and Health is initiated through the Office of Admissions. Candidates must meet admission requirements indicated in the Admission sections of the catalog and the individual departments and schools of the College. General academic policies will be found in the Academic Policies section of the catalog. Specific policies and requirements are indicated in the sections dealing with the individual departments and schools of the College. All students are reminded that, in addition to meeting Program Requirements for a major, they also must meet all University and Core curriculum requirements. Students wishing to change their major should apply directly to the department of the new major.