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University of Southern Maine

Maine, USA

The University of Everyone

The University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. Distinguished for their teaching, research, scholarly publication, and creative activity, the faculty are committed to fostering a spirit of critical inquiry and civic participation.


USM campuses are home to state-of-the-art libraries and labs, art galleries and performance venues, student support centers, fitness and athletic facilities, and more.


From sporting events to performing arts, social action to international celebrations, there is always something happening on their campuses and in their surrounding communities.


Students with diverse identities, including race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion, can find a home at USM.

Quick Facts

The University of Southern Maine is a multi-campus public comprehensive university and part of the University of Maine System. USM's three primary campuses are located in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston in the U.S. state of Maine. Many courses and degree programs are also offered online.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
8,556 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
88% / 3.3

Programs and Majors

    College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Art & Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • English
  • English: Elementary Education
  • English: Secondary Education
  • History
  • History: Elementary Education
  • History: Secondary Education
  • Liberal Studies: Humanities
  • Liberal Studies: Humanities: Elementary Education
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Performance
  • Performance: Jazz Studies
  • Performance: Musical Theatre
  • Performance: Piano Pedagogy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Studio Art
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
    Lewiston-Auburn College
  • Leadership and Organizational Studies
  • Leadership and Organizational Studies: Integrative Professional Studies
  • Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Natural and Applied Sciences: Elementary Education
  • Natural and Applied Sciences: Secondary Education
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    College of Management and Human Service
  • Business Administration: Accounting
  • Business Administration: Finance
  • Business Administration: General Management
  • Business Administration: General Management with Entrepreneurship and Small
  • Business Administration: General Management with International Business
  • Business Administration: General Management with Risk Management and Insurance
  • Business Administration: General Management with Sustainable Business
  • Business Administration: Marketing Major
  • Business Administration: Sport Management Major
    Muskie School of Public Service
  • Geography-Anthropology, Specialization in Applied GIS and Geospatial Analysis
  • Geography-Anthropology, Specialization in Cultural and Natural Heritage Management
  • Geography-Anthropology, Specialization in Sustainable Cultures and Communities
  • Geography-Anthropology: Elementary Education
  • Geography-Anthropology: Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Tourism and Hospitality
    College of Science, Technology, and Health
  • Applied Technical Leadership
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology: Biotechnology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Human Biology
  • Biology: Secondary Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry: Secondary Education
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Planning and Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science: Secondary Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics: ASL Linguistics
  • Linguistics: ASL/English Interpreting
  • Linguistics: Speech and Language Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Applied Mathematics/Operations Research
  • Mathematics: Pure Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Secondary Education
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Nursing: Accelerated Program
  • Nursing: RN to BSN
  • Physics
  • Physics: Secondary Education
  • Psychology
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies: Therapeutic Recreation
  • Self-Designed Major: Elementary Education
  • Technology Management
    College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Composition, MM
  • Conducting, MM
  • Creative Writing, MFA
  • Jazz Studies, MM
  • Music Education, MM
  • Pedagogy, MM
  • Performance, MM
    Lewiston-Auburn College
  • Occupational Therapy, MOT
    College of Management and Human Service
  • Accelerated Pathway: Engineering to MBA
  • Accelerated Pathway: Teaching and Learning (ETEP), MSEd
  • Accelerated Pathway: Technology Management to MBA
  • Adult and Higher Education, MS
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Business Administration: Accounting, MBA
  • Business Administration: Business Analytics, MBA
  • Business Administration: Engineering, MBA
  • Business Administration: Finance, MBA
  • Business Administration: Health Management & Policy, MBA
  • Business Administration: Sustainability, MBA
  • Counseling , MS
  • Educational Leadership, MSEd
  • Educational Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis, MS
  • Literacy Education, MSEd
  • Montessori Early Childhood Education, MSEd
  • Policy, Planning, and Management, MPPM
  • Professional Educator, MSEd
  • Public Health, MPH
  • Social Work, MSW
  • Special Education: In-Service (Certified educators), MS
  • Special Education: Integrated General Education and Special Education Initial Teacher Certification, MS
  • Special Education: Pre-Service (Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities), MS
  • Teaching and Learning: Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP), MSEd
  • TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MSEd
    College of Science, Technology, and Health
  • Biology, MS
  • Nursing Education, MS
  • Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, MS
  • Nursing, DNP
  • Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MS
  • Nursing: Certified or State Approved Advanced Practice Nurses, MS
  • Nursing: Option for Non-Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees, MS
  • Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan), MS
  • Nursing: RN to MS for Registered Nurses, MS
  • Statistics, MS
  • Statistics: 4+1 Master’s Program, MS
    University of Maine School of Law
  • Juris Doctor