Majors, Minors, & Programs

With our wide spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, and professional development offerings, the University of Southern Maine (USM) provides academic excellence that is responsive to the economic, health, and civic needs of our communities. Our location in Maine's largest metropolitan region creates a dynamic learning environment with exciting opportunities for community engagement.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Majors and Concentrations


*This major is not currently admitting students.

Undergraduate Minors

Graduate

Master's Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificates of Graduate Study

Certificates of Advanced Study

Online Programs

Online Undergraduate Programs

Online Program Formats:

  • Online Asynchronous: You can complete coursework online at any time each week.
  • Online Synchronous: You’ll attend class online at a particular time each week.
  • Blended: A mix of online and on-campus courses.
  • In-person: You’ll attend a face-to-face class at a scheduled time each week.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Undergraduate CertificateProgram Format
Gerontology

Online Asynchronous

Leadership

Online Asynchronous 

Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate MinorProgram Format
Anthropology
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Archaeology
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Athletic CoachingBlended
Audio and Video ProductionBlended
Cinema StudiesBlended
Communication and Media Studies
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Blended format also available
Creative WritingBlended
Criminology
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Disabilities Studies
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Economics
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Electrical Engineering
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
EnglishBlended
Food Studies
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Game Design Studies
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Geography
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Holistic and Integrative HealthBlended
Honors
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Information and Communications TechnologyBlended
Leadership Studies
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Blended format also available
Mechanical Engineering
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Nature Tourism
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
PhilosophyBlended
Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Project Management
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Blended format also available
Psychology
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Public and Professional WritingBlended
Public Health
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Public RelationsBlended
Recreation Leadership
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Regulatory Ethics
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Blended format also available
Religious StudiesBlended
Social Justice
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Sociology
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Tourism and Hospitality
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available
Women and Gender Studies
  • Blended
  • In-Person format also available

Online Graduate Programs

Online Program Formats:

  • Online Asynchronous: You can complete coursework online at any time each week.
  • Online Synchronous: You’ll attend class online at a particular time each week. 
  • Low-Residency: Most courses are online with a limited number of on-campus courses.
  • Blended: A mix of online and on-campus courses.

Master’s Programs

Master's Degree

Program Format

Adult and Higher Education (MS)

Online Asynchronous

Athletic Training (MS)

Blended

Creative Writing (MFA)

Low-Residency
Counseling — Rehabilitation Concentration (MS)

Blended

Cybersecurity (MS)

Online Asynchronous
Educational Leadership (MSEd)
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Also available in Blended format. Learn more.
Educational Psychology — Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration (MS) 

Online Synchronous 

Instructional Technology (MEd) — University of Maine System Partnership

Online Asynchronous

Leadership Studies (MA)

Online Asynchronous

Nursing — Nursing Administration and Leadership (MS)

Online Asynchronous

Nursing — Nursing Education (MS)

Online Asynchronous

Nursing — RN to MS — Nursing Administration and Leadership

Online Asynchronous

Nursing — RN to MS — Nursing Education

Online Asynchronous

Social Work (MSW)

Low-Residency
Special Education — Effective Instruction and Assessment for Students with Suspected and Identified Disabilities (MS)Online Asynchronous

Special Education — In-Service (certified educators) (MS)

Online Synchronous

Special Education — Integrated General Education and Special Education Initial Teacher Certification (MS)

Online Synchronous

Special Education — Pre-Service (Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities) (MS)

Online Synchronous
Teacher Leadership (MSEd)Blended
Teacher Leadership — Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Concentration (MSEd) Online Asynchronous
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd) 
  • Online Asynchronous

Doctoral Programs

Doctoral DegreeProgram Format
Leadership (PhD) Low-Residency

Certificates of Graduate Study

Graduate CertificateProgram Format
Adult Learning (Certificate of Advanced Study)Online Asynchronous
Applied Behavior Analysis (Certificate of Graduate Study)

Online Synchronous

Creative Leadership and Global Strategy (Certificate of Graduate Study)
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Options to take courses that are Online Synchronous, Blended, or On-Campus
Educational Leadership (Certificate of Advanced Study)
  • Online Asynchronous 
  • Options to take courses that are Online Synchronous, Blended, or On-Campus
English as a Second Language (Certificate of Graduate Study)
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Also available in Blended format.
Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (Certificate of Graduate Study)Online Asynchronous
Leadership (Certificate of Graduate Study)Blended
Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) (Certificate of Graduate Study)

Blended

 

International Programs

Academic Resources

Other Academic Opportunities

Colleges and Schools