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Your Online Program, on Your Time

Whether you want to advance your career or enhance your professional knowledge, our 100 percent online degree programs are designed to fit your busy lifestyle.

Online Programs

Earn a respected degree without putting your life on hold. Our top-quality programs are convenient,
affordable, and taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus.

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Your Education, on Your Time

Our accelerated online format with multiple start dates means you don't need to wait until the next semester to begin. You can get started on your program early—and finish faster!

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Accreditations

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is proud to hold regional and national accreditations that support the highest education standards.

NECHE | New England Commission of Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

CAEP | Council for the Accreditation of Ecuator Preparation

The University of Southern Maine is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

CCNE

The nursing programs at the University of Southern Maine are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 665 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

Why Choose USM Online?

Ranked

award

among the

Best Regional Universities North

Ranked

#2

among the

Best Online Colleges in Maine

Ranked

#21

nationally for

Most Affordable Online Colleges for the MSEd in TESOL

- U.S. News & World Report, 2019

- GuideToOnlineSchools.com, 2019

- SREducationGroup.org,
2019

Ranked

award

among the

Best Regional Universities North

- U.S. News & World Report, 2019

Ranked

#2

among the

Best Online Colleges in Maine

- GuideToOnlineSchools.com, 2019

Ranked

#25

nationally for

Best Online Schools Offering a Master's in ESL

- SREducationGroup.org,
2018

USM Online Experience

Discover an interactive online learning environment that lets you study at your convenience.

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100% Online Coursework

Courses are accessible whenever it's convenient for you, 24/7. Study from your laptop, tablet, or even your mobile phone.

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Affordable Tuition

With competitive tuition rates and a pay-by-the-course option, our goal is to keep your costs low and your debt manageable.

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Highly Qualified Faculty

Our experienced faculty, many who hold PhDs, are committed to bringing you the most work-relevant education available.

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