Explore these tabs to learn more about UMA’s MHHS program.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Mental Health and Human Services Program will be able to:

  • Apply the current evidence-based practices to work in the behavioral health and human services fields,
  • Apply, implement and provide community support, case management, crisis services, and psychosocial rehabilitation,
  • Apply the appropriate use of information for assessment, planning and documenting to meet the needs of service delivery,
  • Apply appropriate interviewing and counseling techniques, supportive interventions, and evaluate related outcomes,
  • Collaborate effectively within teams in a variety of settings, and
  • Perform in accordance with ethical practice guidelines.
Student evaluations of the degree of mastery of course learning outcomes

Demographic Information

UMA Student Body (2019-2020): 5,811

MHHS BS: 520

Full-Time Equivalent Students: 2,521

Fall 2019 UMA Student Profiles

Comparison Category UMA Student Profile
MHHS BS Student Profile
MHHS AS Student Profile
Gender 68% Female
32% Male
88% Female
12% Male
88% Female
12% Male
Race 80.4% White
11.2% Minority
8.4% Unknown
87.5% White
10.1% Minority
2.5% Unknown
85.4% White
9.8% Minority
4.9% Unknown
Average Age 30 34 37
Age Range 17% <18 years old
30% 18-24 years old
53% 25+ years old
0.2%<18 years old
24.5% 18-24 years old
72.5% 25+ years old
0% <18 years old
19.5% 18-24 years old
80.5% 25+ years old
Veteran/Active Military  5% self-identified  5% self-identified 2% self-identified
Residency 93.6% In-state
6% Out of State
<1% International
97% In-state
3% Out of State
0% International
100% In-state
0% Out of State
0% International
Enrollment Status 68% part-time
32% full-time
57% part-time
43% full-time
76% part-time
24% full-time

Academic Year 2019-2020 Student Profiles

Comparison Category UMA Student Profile
MHHS BS Student Profile
MHHS AS Student Profile
First Generation 49% 79% 88%
Financial Aid Recipient 75% 83% 86%
Pell Grant Recipient 68% 79% 85%
Total Admissions 98% Accepted
50% Enrolled
99.6% Accepted
61.1% Enrolled
97.7% Accepted
48.8% Enrolled
Enrollment 32% First-Time
53% Transfer Students
15% Readmit Students
31% First-Time
51% Transfer Students
18% Readmit Students
33% First-Time
48% Transfer Students
19% Readmit Students

Comparison between program and university

Our program tends more female, 88% to 68%, whiter and older, with 75-80% being over the age of 25. Our MHHS associate’s degree has significantly more part time students (76%) than the average across of all UMA. Our students contain more first-generation and students dependent on financial aid, with a small percentage who will stop out for more than two years (a little bit higher group of readmitted students than the University as a whole).

Note: Data reflects 2019-2020 & was compiled by L.M. 08/11/20

Program Data – Student Learning and Performance

Academic Performance

Percentage of students earning a C- or better on program required courses

Student Retention

Percentage of students continuing their education

Advisory Board

The purpose of the MHHS program Advisory Board is to be the “ears and eyes” in the field, to welcome professional wisdom for program enhancements, to bridge the gap between academia and workforce development, to advise on program development, and to participate in the accreditation process.

Advisory Board Members

  • Jason Brown
    Oxford County Mental Health Services (OCMHS) Human Resources Manager
  • Lisa Bullard
    DHHS Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS) – Recruiter for DHHS/OCFS
  • Amber Colman
    UMA MHHS Program Current Student
  • Dr. Deborah Drew
    Husson University-Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling
  • Sue Asselin Hawthorne
    Sweetser – Manager of Volunteer Services
  • Ashley Healy
    Augusta Teen Center
  • Valarie Hunt
    Capitol Clubhouse-Director – Kennebec Behavioral Health
  • Dr. Kim Lane
    UMA Professor of MHHS
  • Lisa Martin
    WINGS – Human Resources Manager
  • Dr. Wendy St. Pierre
    UMA Assistant Professor of MHHS & Academic Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Wright
    NAMI – Maine, UMA MHHS Alumni

Updated March 27, 2023