Distance Degree Programs

“Mainers in Exile” Tuition Special

Former UMM in-state students who are currently living out-of-state may re-admit at the in-state rate to complete a UMM degree online! If you were a matriculated UMM student who has moved out of Maine, you may apply for readmission to finish your degree program. Application for readmission is made through the Admissions Office with the Application for Readmission.

For more information contact the Admissions Office at 207.255.1318 or toll-free at 1.888.468.6866, or email ummadmissions@maine.edu.

Distance Learning Programs

The following distance learning degrees and certificates can be completed entirely via distance learning modalities. These degrees are also offered as on-campus programs, so students may choose to complete some semesters online, then transition to on-campus learning if they’re interested.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Business and Entrepreneurial Studies (B.S.)

  • Make your online learning experiences count with our small-college atmosphere and expert faculty.
  • You will develop the professional skills to succeed as a valued employee or entrepreneur.
  • Fit your program timeline to your life; courses are available during spring, summer and fall terms.

College Studies (B.C.S)

  • Fast, flexible, and affordable.
  • Designed with you and for you.
  • You can transfer in credits and create your own degree completion option.
  • BCS has often been used for self-designed Business, Special Education, and Health Professions concentrations; what will your focus be?

Education (B.A.)

  • Distance degrees are available for Inclusive Early Childhood or Special Education concentrations only.

Psychology and Community Studies (B.A.)

  • Hands-on applications, resulting in real experience and skills for your resume.
  • Field work and internships in your hometown.
  • Learn to address real-world issues and problems through your studies in psychology, community studies, and other social sciences.
  • You can prepare for a variety of careers in your community and/or graduate studies.
  • Your learning is our priority: we feature low student/teacher ratios and limited enrollment by cohort group.
  • Choice of concentrations: Applied Psychology or Disabilities in Youth.

Associate Degrees

Business and Entrepreneurial Studies (A.S.)

Liberal Studies (A.A.)

  • Distance degrees available for Psychology or Mental Health and Rehabilitation concentrations only


Advanced GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Certificate

  • Designed for students majoring or working in related fields who wish to enhance their employment prospects or future graduate work with skills in geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Coursework stresses hands-on service learning along with relevant theory, giving students practical experience in addressing real-world problems and questions.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Provides a career boost as you acquire business and risk management skills.

Human Resource Management Certificate

  • Provides new career opportunities as you explore the skills necessary to advance in the area of human resources.

Psychology for High School Teachers Certification

  • This post-baccalaureate certificate program is designed for high school psychology teachers. The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives has approved a new set of national guidelines that outlines models for preparing high school teachers to teach psychology effectively. APA advocates the development of a teaching credential endorsement for psychology in all states and recommends that pre-service teachers complete a second teaching field or endorsement for their teaching credential. Completing this certificate is a way high school teachers can establish competence for teaching psychology and helps ensure future competitiveness for individual high school teachers. This certificate is available only to holders of baccalaureate degrees earned at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions.The certificate may be completed either on campus or at a distance.

Special Education Teacher Certification

  • For post-baccalaureate students, UMM offers professional coursework leading to certification in Special Education (K-12). It is possible to complete the certification program within three semesters if all content requirements are fulfilled.

Early College Certificates

  • UMM’s Early College Program for Maine high school students offers the flexiblity to take courses online.
  • Visit the Early College website for more information.

Please note: Developmental courses in Reading and Writing, or the use of technology may not be available through our online programs. If you need to build your skills in Reading and Writing or using online/computer technology before taking college level courses, you may need to attend courses on campus or at an Adult Ed Center.

For more information about our distance degree programs, please contact Bonnie Fortini.