Thinking About Graduate School?

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at USM. Located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston, Maine, and one of 220 best northeast colleges recommended by the Princeton Review, USM offers a wide array of masters and several doctoral programs. USM also makes it easy for individuals to enhance their degrees with a number of graduate certificates and certificates of advanced study. For a complete list of programs, please see the list of Graduate Academic Programs.

News & Events

USM's Graduate Admissions Office is offering information sessions for people thinking about graduate school. The sessions will cover an overview of graduate school options and general guidelines for applying to graduate school, whether here at USM or elsewhere. There will also be time for individual questions. You are invited to attend.

Mailing Application Materials

Beginning July 1, 2014, please send all application materials to the following address:

Application Processing Center

University of Maine System

P.O. Box 412

Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Electronic transcripts and other application materials can be emailed to:

Counselor Education Second Round Admissions - Deadline March 31, 2015

We are happy to announce the Counselor Education program at USM will be conducting a second round of admissions for the fall 2015 semester, with a deadline of March 31, 2015.

Completed application, including standardized test scores, must be submitted by this date.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Lisa Sweet, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at

Graduate School Information Session Video

Graduate School Information Session Video

Thinking about graduate school, but not able to attend an Information Session in person? View the recorded Graduate School Information Session and call us if you have any questions.

Graduate Studies Open House

Graduate Studies Open House

USM Graduate Studies will be hosting an Open House for prospective graduate students from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 in the Abromson Center Second Floor Mezzanine, on the Portland campus.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff who teach and work in USM’s graduate programs, talk with admissions staff, and learn more about what scholarships are available.

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