University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

At the University of Southern Maine, we extend the academic experience well beyond our classroom walls. We encourage our students to engage deeply with our faculty, our community partners, and our wide network of USM alumni, many of whom have remained in Maine long after graduation. USM faculty and alumni are helping to strengthen the fabric of Maine by contributing to its social and economic vitality, supporting our higher education goals, and opening doors for the next generation.


Located in Portland, Maine.


The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Southern Maine is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

The mental health counseling and school counseling specialties are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education programs (CACREP).

The rehabilitation counseling program holds accreditation from the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

The school psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Why University of South Maine?

  • Our Portland campus is located in “one of America’s most livable cities,” according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. And it’s nationally known as a “foodie” hot spot!
  • Our Gorham campus is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities, where you’ll live with fellow students who share your interests.
  • Our Lewiston campus, home to USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, fits right in with the area’s lively arts scene with its Atrium Gallery where regular exhibits highlight outstanding Maine artists.
  • For a more comprehensive up-to date list of courses and information, please feel free to contact us

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