Whether you’re graduating high school, looking to make a career change, advancing your education, or something in between, we’re here for you every step of the way.

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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 construction on our Portland campus

Located within walking and biking distance to the heart of downtown Portland, our Passive House residence hall and eco-conscious student center will open for our summer 2023 term. You'll have access to spacious study areas, a café and brewpub, our Career & Employment Hub, the University Store, and so much more!

Did you know?

  • All applicants apply for free.
  • 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 and transfer process or grant you an instant admissions decision during a 30-minute appointment.

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Returning to USM

If you were enrolled as a student and took a semester (or a few) off, the process to come 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!