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.

Demographic Information

UMA Student Body (2022-2023): 5,779

MHHS Total Students: 535

MHHS BS: 412 MHHS AS: 70

Full-Time Equivalent Students, Undergraduate: 2,332

Fall 2022 UMA Student Profiles

Comparison CategoryUMA Student Profile (N=4432)MHHS BS Student Profile (N=329)MHHS AS Student Profile (N=51)
Gender66% Female 33% Male88% Female 12% Male80% Female 20% Male
Race82% White
13% Minority
5% Unknown
85% White
13% Minority
2% Unknown
88% White
10% Minority
2% Unknown
Average Age283439
Age Range26% <18 years old
27% 18-24 years old
47% 25+ years old
0%<18 years old
24% 18-24 years old
76% 25+ years old
2% <18 years old
14% 18-24 years old
84% 25+ years old
Veteran/Active Military 5% self-identified 5% self-identified6% self-identified
Residency92% In-state
8% Out of State
1% International
95% In-state
5% Out of State
1% International
100% In-state
0% Out of State
0% International
Enrollment Status68% part-time
32% full-time
60% part-time
40% full-time
88% part-time
12% full-time

Academic Year 2022-2023 Student Profiles

Comparison CategoryUMA Student Profile (N=5779)MHHS BS Student Profile (N=412)MHHS AS Student Profile (N=70)MHHS Grad Cert (N=10)
First Generation44%76%79%
Financial Aid Recipient80%84%80%
Pell Grant Recipient63%71%93%
Enrollment34% First-Time
48% Transfer Students
16% Readmit Students
26% First-Time
52% Transfer Students
22% Readmit Students
52% First-Time
28% Transfer Students
20% Readmit Students
100% Graduate Admit

Comparison between program and university

Our program tends more female, whiter, and older, with 76-84% being over the age of 25. Our MHHS associate’s degree has significantly more part-time students (88%) than the average across of all UMA.

Data reflects AY 2022-2023, compiled by L.M. and summarized by W.S. 06.21.23

Program Data – Student Learning and Performance

Academic Performance

Student Retention

Field Placement Data

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