School of Education and Human Development

Online Graduate Programs

Woman completing coursework on her laptop.At the University of Southern Maine (USM), we recognize that the majority of students in our graduate programs are working professionals and many are balancing their family lives. Our online programs are designed to support your education and career development while meeting your scheduling needs.

E-Tuition for Out-of-State Students

For online learners, the University offers a low e-tuition rate to non-residents of Maine that is 46% less than the standard out-of-state tuition. Maine residents benefit from the lower in-state tuition.

Browse by Program

You can browse our online graduate programs below. Please note that we also offer on-campus programs, many of which offer some courses in online formats. View all Education and Human Development Graduate Programs.

Please note: The listing below includes only our online program offerings. Our Counselor Education program offers additional master’s program options in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, as well as certificate programs. View all Counselor Education graduate programs.

Please note: The listing below includes only our online program offerings. Our Educational Leadership program offers additional on-campus degree and certificate programs. View all Educational Leadership programs.

Please note: The listing below includes only our online program offerings. Our Educational Psychology program offers an additional master’s program concentration in School Psychology that is not fully online. View all Educational Psychology graduate programs.

  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Gifted and Talented Education
    • Fully online program.
    • Flexible delivery: There is a combination of both asynchronous and synchronous courses. Asynchronous courses provide you the flexibility to choose when and where to complete your course work each week. Synchronous courses offer the opportunity to connect with your professor and classmates in real-time.

Master of Science (MS) Programs

Please note: The listing below includes only our online program offerings. Our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program also offers a blended MSEd program and an on-campus advanced certificate program.