Our online programs and generous transfer policies make it possible for you to finish your degree and advance your career!
Returning to college to finish your degree is a huge step toward advancing your career. As an adult learner, you bring your rich life experience, your knowledge, and your many life lessons with you to your coursework. We are interested in your personal motivation and goals and will support you every step along your academic journey.
We know that flexibility is important and so we’ve designed programs with your busy schedule in mind. When a program is designated as online, none of the courses will require you to come to campus. Synchronous online means that you may connect with your class via Zoom. Hy-Flex classes have some students meeting in person while others are participating remotely. Blended have some on-campus and some online requirements.
We recognize that adult learners are bringing skills and knowledge from their work experiences to their degree programs. The Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) office helps qualified students demonstrate this learning for academic credit, saving time and money as they finish their degrees.
Complete Your Degree!
For students who have earned 75+ academic credits from an accredited institution and would like to complete their degree, these programs offer Degree Completion Tracks specially designed to get you to graduation quickly and efficiently.
Adult Degree Completion Scholarship
At the University of Southern Maine, we offer the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship to help with funding your education.