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 business, 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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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.

Graduate Assistantships at USM

About USM Graduate Assistantships

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Get answers to your questions about admission to a graduate degree or certificate program at USM. Whether you're looking for information on the application process, financial aid, or how to check the status of your application, you'll find it here. If you don't, send us an email.

USM by the Numbers

21 Master's Degrees
3 Doctoral Degrees
6 Certificates of Advanced Study
21 Certificates of Graduate Study

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