Fully online graduate degrees and certificates

photo of Kristin HallKristin’s Story – MBA

“UMaine’s online MBA is exceptional. The faculty are brilliant and the classes are flexible, which works great with my schedule. I’m hoping to stay in South Africa after our international MBA trip and finish up my last course, Business Law, abroad. ” – Kristin Hall

photo of Shane AlbertShane’s Story – MBA

“I graduated from the Maine Business School in 2014 with my BS in Management, and quickly found a job as an accountant for a local medical supplier. After gaining valuable real world experience, I decided to continue my education through the University of Maine’s online MBA program. Due to the flexibility of this revolutionary program I have been able to progress in my career, recently accepting an accounting position with a renewable energy company located in Portland Maine. My hours are constantly shifting, so being able to connect with professors remotely with applications such as Adobe Connect is crucial for young professionals such as myself. I appreciate the entrepreneurial approach of the professors, as they are teaching these hybrid classes in real time with both online, and in class students. Being able to continue my education without offsetting my professional career has been monumental, and I’m excited to continue working my way through this program.” – Shane Albert

photo of Jessica LuddersJessica’s Story – M.Ed. in Instructional Technology

“As a teacher with a busy family, the MEd program meets my needs in so many ways. I am able to take engaging online classes with instructors who know how to create class communities in the virtual environment. I am also able to develop valuable skills that I can apply immediately in my teaching practice. Finally, the MEd program instructors and support staff genuinely care about the success of the students.  I really couldn’t have asked for a better program!”  – Jessica Ludders

photo of Tasha RaymondTasha’s Story – Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Maine Studies)

“Without the ability to do my coursework from home, graduate school would not have been an option for me. Living over an hour away from the University of Maine, raising a family, and working on an active homestead made it impossible to commute. Taking distance courses through the graduate school was fantastic! Being able to finish my MAIS in Maine Studies from afar was easy and practical.” – Tasha Raymond

photo of Jeanette BrownJeanette’s Story – Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

“I received my BA in 2003 and started grad classes in Spring of 2016. I am working on my business certificate with plans to pursue an MBA. The business program at UMaine is flexible with my schedule, which was instrumental in my decision to return to school. I hold a management position which requires me to travel up to 50% of the time, so being able to access classes and materials remotely, and on my schedule, is key. The class platforms vary and my favorite has been the hybrid class structure where we have a direct feed to the live class. I feel more connected to the class and professor, and have found greater real-life application of the course material.” – Jeanette Brown

Fully online undergraduate degrees

photo of Kathy HillKathy’s Story – Bachelor of University Studies

“The start of a college experience can be daunting for anyone; however, for the non-traditional student who probably has not studied for years, it can be downright frightening!  Not only do we worry about academic success, but we also wonder how we will fit in with all of the traditional students and how we will balance school needs with our home lives. Fortunately, UMaine has the Division of Lifelong Learning and the Bachelor of University Studies to aid all non-traditional students.

Each time I have had any interactions with the members of this department, I have been met with warm smiles and courteous assistance. Any time I questioned what my next academic steps should be, my advisor was available to help me sort through my options. Without the guidance that was provided, my path would have been much rockier and I probably would have stumbled more often. Instead, I found the transition into college life very satisfying. I have been willing to jump into new experiences because I knew my department would be there to cheer me on. I am extremely grateful for all of the support my program and the caring people within it have consistently offered. Because of the people and the program, the ability to succeed is much greater!”
– Kathy Hill

photo of Chad CaronChad’s Story – Bachelor of University Studies

“As a military veteran, a family man and business leader – UMaine’s Bachelor of University Studies program, with its flexible schedule & online curriculum, has been essential to my continued educational success. This program opens up real possibilities for so many “non-traditional” students to further their education and open the door to new possibilities to better their lives. The friendly and supportive program staff are there to help you succeed. The curriculum is thought provoking and engaging.” – Chad Caron