The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers 54 majors and 90 minors, with many exciting opportunities to learn through research, internships and community engagement. We're committed to providing an excellent college education that is affordable and meaningful to you.

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Take a closer look at our three campuses through our interactive, virtual tour. You decide where to go, what to see, and how long to stay!


Students on the Portland campus green

Three Vibrant Campuses

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Internship and career-building opportunities

Internship and Career-Building Opportunities

Gain valuable experience through USM's strong community partnerships. You'll have opportunities for hands-on learning, working with global businesses, local governments, Triple-A sports teams, top teaching hospitals, theatre and music venues, community service agencies, and more. Connecting with the community through internships is a vital part of the USM experience.

Summer 2014 trip to South Africa

Cross-Cultural Experiences and Study Abroad Programs

Study for a year, for a semester, or for a summer in exciting locations around the world. You can earn credit toward your academic program with options that help make study abroad more affordable. No matter what your major is, or whether you speak a foreign language, the Office of International Programs at USM will help you find the program that's right for you.

High School Students

High School Students

Apply to USM, where you'll discover more than 50 degree programs taught by dedicated, supportive faculty who integrate community-based learning into your college experience. On our three vibrant campuses, you'll have exciting opportunities to get involved in the intellectual, economic, and cultural life of our communities through internships, research, and service learning. And if you want to get a head-start on college, enroll in our Early Study Aspirations Program and earn college credit while still in high school.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer to USM and bring your academic aspirations — and your credits — with you. We offer a wide spectrum of affordable, flexible degree programs, including six that are achievable fully online. Our transfer process makes it possible to continue on your current academic path or explore new directions. You'll find our three campuses to be welcoming, supportive, and focused on your academic needs.

Degree Completion

Degree Completion

Complete your undergraduate degree at USM. With bachelor's programs offered both on campus and online, you can tailor your program to meet the demands of work, family, and school. Through USM's Office of Prior Learning Assessment, you may gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired on the job, in the military, or through community involvement.

Online Programs

Online Programs

Explore bachelor's and master's degrees that are fully achievable online. Taught by USM faculty, our online programs meet the same rigorous standards as our traditional, on-campus degree programs. We provide online support services that include tutoring, tech support, and academic advising through both a Faculty Advisor and an Online Student Success Advisor.

Veterans Upward Bound

As part of our commitment to support veterans, this federally funded pre-college program offers eligible veterans individualized assistance — both in-person and online — with college applications, financial aid, VA benefits, tutoring, and more. Participating veterans can also earn a small stipend!

USM by the Numbers

25 average class size
265 full-time faculty
4 ways to access USM: 3 campuses + online
15 online degree programs and certificates

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