USM Online offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate career-focused programs designed with your busy life in mind.

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Returning to university after a break from school? Our online programs, degree completion tracks, and generous transfer policies make it possible for you to finish your degree and advance your career!

Online Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs are designed with flexibility in mind so you can jump-start your career and learn at the same time.

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Online Graduate Programs

We offer a variety of Master’s and Doctoral programs 100% online, including Accelerated Master’s Programs with multiple start dates to earn your degree faster!

Frequently Asked Questions

For most online programs at USM, undergraduate tuition is $298 per credit hour ($894 per three-credit class) and graduate tuition is $447 per credit hour ($1341 per three-credit class) for the 2022-2023 academic year, plus any required fees. However, prior credit and experience, scholarships, and other financial aid options mean many students pay less for their degree. Financial Aid counselors are ready to walk you through the process, consider your options, and find ways to bring costs down.

The time needed to complete your degree will depend on which program you choose, if you attend full-time or part-time, as well as any previously earned credits or practical experience. Our Admissions team and Credit for Prior Learning experts are ready to help you develop a plan for you to finish your degree on your schedule.

A degree can make a big difference to your career trajectory. Whether you are building on an existing degree with new skills or starting an entirely new degree, USM will provide the targeted education you need for the next steps of your career.

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The Online Experience

Wonder what it’s like to get your degree online? Learn more about USM’s supportive community that’s designed to help you succeed.

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