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Undergraduate admission

Choose from a wide array of programs, with both in-person and online options. We’re located at the heart of Maine’s most vibrant region, giving you access to exciting opportunities for internships, service learning, and research.

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Graduate study admission

We designed our graduate programs to be flexible and highly relevant to current economic, health, and civic needs. We offer a variety of master’s and doctoral degree programs — some of which you can complete entirely online!

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Certificate programs

Not interested in a full degree? Get a solid foundation in your chosen area of study or career field through an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, or advanced study certificate — some are entirely online!

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New buildings on our Portland campus

Our new eco-conscious McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success and Portland Commons residence hall are open! The new buildings offer student services, a dining hall, plenty of lounge and study areas, our University Store, and even a café and brewpub. Housing is available for ages 22+ with the option for 12-month contracts.

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Did you know?

  • Undergraduate applicant SAT and ACT test scores do not influence our admission decision.
  • Graduate study applicant GRE and GMAT test scores do not influence our admission decision.
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Transfer talks

One of our friendly admissions counselors can help you navigate the application process or grant you an instant admission decision during a 30-minute appointment.

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Returning to USM

If you previously enrolled as a student and took a semester (or a few) off, coming back may be easier than you’d expect. We’re here to help you return — every step of the way.

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Flexible online programs

Our online programs meet the same rigorous standards as our traditional, on-campus programs. You’ll also have access to our comprehensive student support services and academic advising.


Do you need more information? Our friendly Admissions team is happy to help!

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