Graduate Admissions

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.

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.

Electronic Letter of Rec

Please see the above video if you have questions about the new electronic letter of recommendation system. Your questions should be answered! If not, please be sure to ask us.