2018-19 Catalogs

CSTH Overview

Dean, Jeremy Qualls; 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 Manager, Chad Seeley; Coordinator of Laboratory Operations and Special Projects, 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 are well prepared for admission to graduate and professional programs.

Bachelor's to Master's Degrees

  • Accelerated Degree Pathway in Engineering and Master's in Business Administration
  • Accelerated Degree Pathway in Environmental Planning and Policy and Master's in Public Policy and Management
  • Accelerated Degree Pathway in Master of Science in Statistics
  • Accelerated Degree Pathway in Technology Management and Master's in Business Administration

Master's Degrees

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan)
    • Education
    • Option for Non-Nurses with Baccalaureate or Higher Degrees
    • RN to Master of Science Degree Program for Registered Nurses
  • Statistics
    • Data Science
    • Applied Statistics
    • Operations Research/Applied Mathematics
    • Professional Science Master's in Biostatistics

Doctorate

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Certificates of Graduate Study

  • Data Science
  • Statistics

Certificates of Advanced Study

  • Nursing (post-master's)

Accreditations

The School of Nursing master's program is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

Departmental or Program Requirements

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 genders, sexual orientations, and ages. 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 Admissions section 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.