Our community of diverse perspectives spans a wide range of ages and experiences, which makes the University of Southern Maine (USM) the right place to earn your undergraduate degree or certificate — at any stage of life.

Did you know?

  • There’s no age requirement to qualify for financial aid
  • There’s no such thing as out-of-date credits*
  • You may have skills we can turn into credits to save you time and money on your degree
  • The same faculty teach our on-campus and online programs
  • Choose from 350+ online courses each term
  • We offer 8 undergraduate degree programs online as well as 4 degree completion programs

*Your credits may be eligible for transfer credit if you completed courses at a regionally accredited college, university, or postsecondary institution.

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Explore our majors and certificates

Choose from a variety of 50+ majors and 20+ certificate programs. We offer full- and part-time, day and limited evening options. Or take online courses to build a schedule that fits your life.

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Career services that make a difference

Our Career & Employment Hub can help you advance or change your career. Get assistance writing an effective resume, researching job opportunities, and refining your interview skills.

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Degree completion programs

If you already earned 75+ college credits, you can finish your degree faster with a degree completion program. The programs are 100% online or blended (a mix of online and in-person courses) and designed with your busy schedule in mind.

Browse programs
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Convenient online courses

Get the flexibility you need to take classes from anywhere, on your own schedule. Whether you’re completing a degree or certificate program, or enhancing your professional skill set, an online course is a practical way to advance your standing.

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Transfer your credits

We can break down the transfer process by explaining how your eligible credits apply to your degree program and helping you find the best path forward.

Learn about transferring
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Earn credit for life experience

Your practical knowledge and skills earned from work experience, community engagement, or in the military could count as credit toward degree requirements.

Find out if you qualify
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Understand your payment options

Our Student Financial Services team can help you create a financing plan that lets you focus on your education — not the cost. Try our net price calculator to get an estimate of your financial aid options.

Reserve your place today and discover a warm and welcoming community ready to help you realize your career dreams.

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