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.


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 Your Experience

Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired on the job, during military service, or through community engagement. Our Office for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) has developed systematic ways to assess your learning competencies in a supportive atmosphere, supplying the academic bridge that effectively and efficiently connects practical and theoretical knowledge.

Flexible online programs & courses

Flexible Online Programs & Courses

Get the flexibility you need to take classes from anywhere, on your own schedule. USM offers over 650 online courses throughout the year, and six degree programs you can complete fully online. 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

Take advantage of Veterans Services at USM, a military-friendly campus. We are proud to support veterans, servicemembers, and their families, who are accessing Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits (the GI Bill). The Veterans Services Office can help you navigate the benefits process and make a successful transition from the military to the classroom community.

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Virtual Campus Tour

If you aren't able to make it to campus for a visit or want to see a little more before booking your campus tour, take a virtual look around our three distinct campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. Our interactive 360º photos will give you a peek inside our dorms, classrooms, labs, and other spaces on campus.

USM by the Numbers

40%+ of the USM community are ages 25+
200+ online courses
14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
265 full-time faculty

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