We offer a variety of on-campus and online programs, community engagement opportunities, a streamlined credit transfer process, and a commitment to a flexible, quality, affordable education for you.

Did you know?

  • Our student body represents 48 states, 30 countries, and various stages of life
  • Portland is Southern Maine’s cultural and economic capital and the largest city in the state
  • The METRO Husky Line stops on our Gorham and Portland campuses — and USM Huskies ride for free
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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.

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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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Career-building opportunities

Our faculty, alumni, and community partnerships open doors to real-world experiences. We foster connections with local and global businesses, Triple-A sports teams, teaching hospitals, performing arts venues, and a range of other options.

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ConnectED Pathways

Our innovative partnership with the Maine Community College System allows you to accelerate the application process for selected bachelor’s degree programs at USM.

Are you looking for the right fit? We provide a supportive and welcoming campus culture where you can continue along your current academic path or explore new directions and career goals.
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Transfer agreements

We partnered with the Maine Community College System, the University of Maine System, and other New England-based schools to decipher how your associates degree aligns with our courses. This allows us to streamline your path to a four-year degree.

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Transfer guides

We work with the Maine Community College System to maintain a list of recommended program courses you need to take before transferring to our university. We want to ensure you’re on track for a smooth transfer to a related program!

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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!
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