We offer flexible and relevant degree and certificate programs — in a variety of professional and academic fields — designed to meet the needs of busy, working professionals. Some programs are partially or completely online.

Faculty fast facts

  • Nearly 90% hold terminal degrees from distinguished universities like Harvard and Yale
  • We’re proud to have multiple Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellows
  • Still active in their fields, you’ll find business leaders, government advisors, public service practitioners, and acclaimed authors and artists, among others
  • They are dedicated to helping you connect classroom theory and research to real-world experiences through practicums, internships, and community projects
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Online options

Flexibility is important — you want to take classes on your schedule. We offer online, blended, and low-residency programs that meet the same rigorous standards as in-person programs and are taught by the same outstanding professors.

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Student research

With the support of our faculty and professional research staff, you may perform solution-oriented inquiry and analysis that contribute to your professional development and enhance your career opportunities. You may also co-author published research articles or reports.

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Graduate assistantships

Get a part-time job as a graduate assistant, research assistant, or teaching assistant in one of our many University departments! This is a great way to develop professional skills, gain work experience to enhance your academic or career goals, and earn valuable financial support.

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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.

Explore the new buildings
Our stimulating classes, challenging coursework, and outstanding faculty demonstrate the academic strength of our programs. Application instructions, materials, and deadlines vary — review our application process carefully!
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