Degree Completion

Complete your degree at the University of Southern Maine (USM), where you'll find a wide range of programs that are flexible and affordable. We offer bachelor's programs both on campus and online, so you can tailor your schedule around the demands of work, family, and life.


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Visits & Online Experiences

While our in-person visits and campus tours are limited, there are still many dynamic opportunities for you to learn about our thriving academic community from home. Attend an informational webinar about our university or a specific academic program, schedule a one-on-one video chat with a current student or an admissions counselor, and more. We’re excited to connect with you!

Transferring Your Academic Credits

Transfer Your Academic Credits

Get a head start on completing your degree by transferring prior academic credits to USM. The Admissions Office will review your transcript and offer guidance with program and course selection. After you are admitted, the Office of Transfer Affairs will complete an official transfer credit evaluation to ensure your credits are utilized and applied appropriately.

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Get Credit for What You’ve Learned

Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired through work, community service, or life experience. The Office for Prior Learning Assessment offers qualified students exams, reviews of professional credentials, and an academic portfolio process, all of which can save you time and money as you earn your degree.

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Convenient Online Courses

Get the flexibility you need to take classes from anywhere, on your own schedule. We offer over 650 online courses throughout the year. Whether you’re completing a degree or certificate program, or enhancing your professional skill set, an online course is a practical way to advance your standing.

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Flexible Online Programs

We understand the need to balance your academic goals with a busy schedule and personal commitments. Taught by USM faculty, our online programs meet the same rigorous standards as our traditional, on-campus degree programs, and include comprehensive student support services and academic advising.

Meet Our Accomplished Faculty

Connect with dedicated professors who are highly accomplished in their fields and actively engaged in our communities. Our faculty provide students with valuable learning opportunities, including internships, research, and service learning projects throughout the southern Maine region. As teachers, mentors, and advisors, they are committed to supporting your academic goals.

Support for Veterans and their Families

Support for Veterans and Their Families

As a military-friendly campus, we are proud to support veterans, service members, and their families. Veterans Services can help you navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits (the GI Bill) process. Our Veterans Upward Bound program offers eligible veterans individualized assistance to make a successful transition from the military to the classroom.

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a closer look at our three campuses through our interactive, virtual tour. You decide where to go, what to see, and how long to stay!

USM by the Numbers

23%+ of the USM community are ages 25+
160+ online courses
13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
295 full-time faculty

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