The University of Southern Maine, New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.
Through its 115 undergraduate, graduate, and professional areas of study, 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 embraces academic freedom for students, faculty, and staff, and advocates diversity in all aspects of its campus life and academic work.
As Maine’s business hub, Portland offers USM students the opportunity for invaluable internship and research opportunities. USM supports sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. As a center for discovery, scholarship, and creativity, USM provides resources for the state, the nation, and the world.
The University is comprised of five academic units:
- College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- College of Management and Human Service
- College of Science, Technology, and Health
- Lewiston-Auburn College
- University of Maine School of Law
The University of Southern Maine offers an array of liberal arts and business programs that prepare students for successful professional careers.
The objective of our English for Speakers of Other Languages program is to help students reach higher levels of English language proficiency in preparation for academic study at the university level or for use in a professional setting.