The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers flexible and highly relevant degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of professional and academic fields such as public health, creative arts, counseling, leadership studies, education, and other areas of advanced study. With multiple programs offered completely online or partially online, graduate education at USM is designed to meet the needs of busy, working professionals.


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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!

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Meet Our Team

Our friendly and welcoming Admissions Counselors represent specific high schools and towns in your state (or country) to offer you a personalized admissions experience. If you have questions or need assistance during your application process, your counselor is happy to help! We will connect with you based on your communication preference, be it video chat, email, phone, or text.

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Research, Fieldwork, and Practicum Opportunities

Take advantage of the valuable research, fieldwork, and practicum opportunities that USM provides through its community partners in business, healthcare, education, technology, public service, and more. USM faculty are deeply engaged in our region, connecting students with global businesses, medical research firms, teaching hospitals, public schools, high-tech manufacturers, media companies, and many other organizations.

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Graduate Assistantships at USM

Explore graduate assistantships, awarded through academic programs and other USM departments. In addition to providing valuable financial support for students, graduate assistantships support faculty scholarship and teaching, assist with University priorities, and offer students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become part of a community of professionals and scholars.

Online Programs

Online Programs

Explore bachelor's and master's degrees that are fully achievable online. Taught by USM faculty, our online programs meet the same rigorous standards as our traditional, on-campus degree programs. We provide online support services that include tutoring, tech support, and academic advising through both a Faculty Advisor and an Online Student Success Advisor.

USM by the Numbers

22 Master's Degrees
6 Doctoral Degrees
6 Certificates of Advanced Study
29 Certificates of Graduate Study

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