University of Southern Maine Graduate Schools

University of Southern Maine (referred to as Southern Maine) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, ME. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Southern Maine is $8,856 for Maine residents and $22,968 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,924 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,022 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Southern Maine (referred to as Southern Maine) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, ME. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (12/1/1960 - Current).
Southern Maine Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Southern Maine (Southern Maine)
Address96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 4103
Phone207-780-4141
Webhttps://www.usm.maine.edu
Online Applicationhttps://beech.unet.maine.edu/eapp/pls/eaMenu.logon_index_page
Financial Infohttps://usm.maine.edu/student-financial-services
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Southern Maine is $8,856 for Maine residents and $22,968 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,924 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,022 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 175 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 16 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$22,968
$8,856 for Maine Residents
Student Population1,924
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs175 graduate programs
(16 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Southern Maine is $8,856 for Maine residents and $22,968 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $432 for Maine residents and $1,216 for out-of-state students.
University of Southern Maine offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Southern Maine offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)16 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Southern Maine is $8,856 for Maine residents and $22,968 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.96% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Maine ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,074$848$19,134$848
2018-2019$7,326$866$19,800$866
2019-2020$7,578$924$20,538$924
2020-2021$7,776$960$21,348$960
2021-2022$7,776$1,080$21,888$1,080
The graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Maine is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Maine. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Maine graduate tuition is $15,637 (public) / $25,735 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Southern Maine$8,856$22,968
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Maine Graduate Schools$17,931$21,407
Public$8,663$15,637
Private$25,735
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,338 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Southern Maine. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.63% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,338. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.63% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,774$3,000$9,774$3,000
2018-2019$9,850$3,000$9,850$3,000
2019-2020$9,956$3,000$9,956$3,000
2020-2021$10,124$3,000$10,124$3,000
2021-2022$10,338$3,000$10,338$3,000
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $432 for Maine residents and $1,216 for other students at University of Southern Maine. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.53% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Maine ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$393$1,063
2018-2019$407$1,100
2019-2020$421$1,141
2020-2021$432$1,186
2021-2022$432$1,216
The law school tuition at University of Southern Maine is $25,090 for Maine residents and $36,580 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of Southern Maine.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Southern Maine
Maine ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$23,190$1,900$34,680$1,900

Graduate Programs at Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine offers 101 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 621 students have completed their study at University of Southern Maine.
Offered Degrees at University of Southern Maine
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree450419
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5013
Doctor's degree - other1077
Post Bachelor's Degree38092
Post Master's Degree12020
Total1010621
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Southern Maine by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor program with 17 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 47 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 80 completers.
University of Southern Maine offers 101 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 621 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 419 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 77 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 92 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 20 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 7 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning7-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer Science0-
Education [+] 157 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction7-
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Special Education and Teaching16-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services29$43,300
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching21$44,400
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels45-
Montessori Teacher Education0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)6-
Music Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor15-
Legal Studies [+] 3 completers-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)3-
English Language and Literature [+] 38 completers-
Creative Writing38-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Immunology0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 4 completers-
Statistics4-
Psychology [+] 19 completers-
Educational Psychology19-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
0-
Human Services [+] 68 completers-
Public Policy Analysis21-
Social Work47$41,100
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Music Performance0-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Conducting2-
Jazz/Jazz Studies0-
Music Pedagogy1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 76 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Public Health13-
Health Services Administration3-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist36-
0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0$94,300
Nursing Administration0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing1-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing18-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing5-
Clinical Nurse Leader0-
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Business [+] 41 completers-
Business Administration and Management21-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)20-
Accounting0-
Total419
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 1 completers-
School Psychology1-
Human Services [+] 11 completers-
Public Policy Analysis11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist0-
Nursing Practice1-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Organizational Leadership0-
Total13
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 77 completers-
Law77-
Total77
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 0 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning0-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 0 completers-
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Information Science/Studies1-
Computer Software and Media Applications (other)0-
Education [+] 31 completers-
Multicultural Education0-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship7-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)0-
Educational Evaluation and Research0-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness0-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)9-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor15-
Legal Studies [+] 12 completers-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)12-
English Language and Literature [+] 0 completers-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Sustainability Studies2-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Educational Psychology4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
0-
Human Services [+] 3 completers-
Public Administration0-
Public Policy Analysis3-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)0-
Social Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Social Sciences3-
Geography (other)4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (other)4-
Public Health1-
Health Services Administration0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)5-
Business [+] 22 completers-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management10-
Organizational Leadership7-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)3-
Organizational Behavior Studies0-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)2-
Total92
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 16 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching1-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
0-
Nursing Administration0-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing3-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing1-
Clinical Nurse Leader0-
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Total20

Graduate Student Population at Southern Maine

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,924 students enrolled into University of Southern Maine graduate schools where it has total 8,022 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 662 full-time and 1,262 part-time graduate students. By gender, 518 male and 1,406 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9245181,406
Full-time662224438
Part-tme1,262294968
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,615 White (83.94%), 46 Black/African American (2.39%), 56 Hispanic (2.91%), 28 Asian (1.46%), and 179 students with other races. 15 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9245181,406
American Indian/Native American21912
Asian28820
Black/African American461630
Hispanic562234
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,6154191,196
Two More29425
Un-Known1143480
Non-resident Alien1569
University of Southern Maine offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,345 graduate students (69.91% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 456 graduate students (23.70% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,924
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,345
Enrolled Some Online Courses456
Not in Online Courses123
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Southern Maine. 298 students are aged 20 to 24 (15.49% of total students), 182 students are aged above 50 (9.46%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Southern Maine.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9245181,406
Age 20-2119613
Age 22-2427965214
Age 25-29550160390
Age 30-34363120243
Age 35-3923357176
Age 40-4929866232
Age 50-6417340133
Over 64945

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