University of Southern Maine Graduate School

University of Southern Maine (referred to as Southern Maine) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, ME.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Maine is $8,982 for Maine residents and $23,706 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,967 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,583 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.
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 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Maine is $8,982 for Maine residents and $23,706 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,967 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,583 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 197 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 39 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$23,706
$8,982 for Maine Residents
Student Population1,967
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs197 graduate programs
(39 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Southern Maine is $8,982 for Maine residents and $23,706 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $432 for Maine residents and $1,250 for out-of-state students.
Southern Maine offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Maine Residents$8,982
Out-of-State$23,706
Tuition per Credit Hour
Maine Residents$432
Out-of-State$1,250
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, 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)39 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Southern Maine is $8,982 for Maine residents and $23,706 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.21% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Maine ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2022-2023$7,776$1,206$22,500$1,206
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 $19,499 and the Maine graduate tuition is $15,412 (public) / $26,863 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Southern Maine$8,982$23,706
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Maine Graduate Schools$16,531$20,801
Public$10,139$15,412
Private$26,863
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $13,984 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Southern Maine.
On-campus living costs are increased by 4.84% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,984. Off-campus living costs are increased by 4.84% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2022-2023$10,924$3,060$10,924$3,060
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $432 for Maine residents and $1,250 for other students at University of Southern Maine. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.80% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Maine ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$407$1,100
2019-2020$421$1,141
2020-2021$432$1,186
2021-2022$432$1,216
2022-2023$432$1,250
The law school tuition at University of Southern Maine is $25,240 for Maine residents and $38,050 for out-of-state students for academic year 2022-2023.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school at Southern Maine.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Southern Maine
Maine ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$23,190$2,050$36,000$2,050

Graduate Programs at Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine offers 103 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, 761 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 Degree4719564
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship525
Doctor's degree - other1074
Post Bachelor's Degree38896
Post Master's Degree12222
Total10331761
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 Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other) program with 22 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Educational Psychology program with 87 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 74 completers.
University of Southern Maine offers 103 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 761 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 564 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 74 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 96 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 22 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 4 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning4-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] --
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] --
Computer Science--
Education [+] (6 completers) 246 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction12-
Educational Leadership and Administration21-
Special Education and Teaching50-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services35$43,300
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching12$44,400
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels51-
Montessori Teacher Education--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)1-
Music Teacher Education--
Reading Teacher Education15-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor49-
Legal Studies [+] 2 completers-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)2-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 35 completers-
Creative Writing35-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Immunology--
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 7 completers-
Statistics7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Data Science, General--
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 87 completers-
Educational Psychology87-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism1-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 53 completers-
Public Policy Analysis17-
Social Work36$41,100
Social Sciences [+] --
Social Sciences--
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 2 completers-
Music Performance1-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Conducting--
Jazz/Jazz Studies--
Music Pedagogy--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (8 completers) 103 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--
Athletic Training/Trainer--
Public Health28-
Health Services Administration1-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist22-
Nursing Education10-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-$94,300
Nursing Administration11-
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing19-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing10-
Clinical Nurse Leader--
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing2-
Business [+] 20 completers-
Business Administration and Management5-
Organizational Leadership15-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)--
Accounting--
Total564
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology [+] 1 completers-
School Psychology1-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Public Policy Analysis2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist1-
Nursing Practice1-
Business [+] --
Organizational Leadership--
Total5
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 74 completers-
Law74-
Total74
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] --
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] --
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)--
Education [+] (1 completers) 12 completers-
Special Education and Teaching--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)--
Reading Teacher Education4-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor8-
Legal Studies [+] 22 completers-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)22-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] --
Statistics--
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Educational Psychology9-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) --
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism--
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
Public Policy Analysis4-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Social Sciences2-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] --
Music Theory and Composition--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Public Health3-
Health Services Administration--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--
Business [+] 6 completers-
Organizational Leadership6-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)--
Total96
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 17 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
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 Instructor--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Nursing Education--
Nursing Administration--
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing1-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing1-
Clinical Nurse Leader--
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing3-
Total22

Graduate Student Population at Southern Maine

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,967 students enrolled into University of Southern Maine graduate schools where it has total 7,583 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 608 full-time and 1,359 part-time graduate students. By gender, 492 male and 1,475 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
Total1,9674921,475
Full-time608189419
Part-tme1,3593031,056
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,669 White (84.85%), 66 Black/African American (3.36%), 71 Hispanic (3.61%), 28 Asian (1.42%), and 133 students with other races. 17 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9674921,475
American Indian/Native American18711
Asian28919
Black/African American662541
Hispanic712150
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White1,6693941,275
Two More32527
Un-Known642143
Non-resident Alien17107
University of Southern Maine offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,055 graduate students (53.63% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 383 graduate students (19.47% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,967
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,055
Enrolled Some Online Courses383
Not in Online Courses529
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Southern Maine. 293 students are aged 20 to 24 (14.90% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.05%), 193 students are aged above 50 (9.81%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Southern Maine.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9674921,475
Age 18-19101
Age 20-211248
Age 22-2428169212
Age 25-29501126375
Age 30-34392118274
Age 35-3923154177
Age 40-4935675281
Age 50-6418242140
Over 641147

Similar Schools to Southern Maine

Compare similar schools to University of Southern Maine with admission, tuition, and more academic facts.
College of the Atlantic (C of the Atlantic) is a Private, 4 years school located in Bar Harbor, ME. The 2023 graduate program tuition & fees is $30,069 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3 and it offers total 2 graduate programs.
University of Maine (Maine) is a Public, 4 years school located in Orono, ME. The 2023 graduate program tuition & fees is $10,104 for Maine residents and $29,580 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,457 and it offers total 260 graduate programs(57 online programs).
University of New England (New England) is a Private, 4 years school located in Biddeford, ME. The 2023 graduate program tuition & fees is $30,198 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,716 and it offers total 75 graduate programs(19 online programs).
Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Saint Joseph's College of Maine) is a Private, 4 years school located in Standish, ME. The 2023 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,630 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 488 and it offers total 68 graduate programs(26 online programs).
Thomas College (Thomas) is a Private, 4 years school located in Waterville, ME. The 2023 graduate program tuition & fees is $29,996 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 114 and it offers total 43 graduate programs(4 online programs).
Husson University (Husson) is a Private, 4 years school located in Bangor, ME. The 2023 graduate program tuition & fees is $18,160 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 636 and it offers total 95 graduate programs(18 online programs).

Maine Best Graduate Schools

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College of the AtlanticPrivate, 4 yearsBar Harbor, ME
Saint Joseph's College of MainePrivate, 4 yearsStandish, ME
Husson UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBangor, ME
University of New EnglandPrivate, 4 yearsBiddeford, ME
Thomas CollegePrivate, 4 yearsWaterville, ME
University of MainePublic, 4 yearsOrono, ME
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