Online & Distance Programs

UMA offers 41 degree programs, of which 28 are available completely online. Many others are available at a distance, utilizing online, video conferencing, or a combination of online and in-person course at UMA Centers & sites across the state. No matter where you are, UMA is local and ready to help you.

2021 U.S. News Best Online Programs Badge

UMA Ranked Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Reports has selected UMA in its national ranking of universities offering top online degree programs. For 2021, UMA ranks in the top 100 for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree, Best Online Bachelor’s Degree for Veterans, and Best Online Business Bachelor’s Degree.  See the rankings »

Online Experience. Affordable Tuition.

Online instruction is not new to UMA. Students have been completing distance and online programs with us for 30+ years. UMA delivers more distance and online courses than any other public institution in Maine.

You may qualify for UMA’s Zero Tuition, UMA Stay Local, or UMA $10K scholarship! At UMA, you will experience one of the lowest tuition rates in Maine, and over $27 million in student aid was awarded in 2019.