UMA offers flexibility.

With more than forty classroom locations from Saco to Houlton, and with online access, your classroom is wherever you want it to be.

UMA delivers more undergraduate credits via distance education than any other Maine college or university. With campuses in Augusta and Bangor, nine Centers from Saco to Houlton, more than 30 additional sites where you can take a course, and many programs available completely online, UMA is uniquely equipped to support distance learning.



UMA Summer StudentThe beauty of taking online courses is that my classroom is anywhere my laptop, or course book, can travel. I spend a lot of time at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, reading books or writing outlines for essays. My other study spot is at my home in a big blue blanket with my shepherd/spaniel mix snuggled by my side.”

Jessica Breithaupt


To complete her degree, Elizabeth Conley-Lepene ’19, enjoyed the convenience and access to the many UMA Centers.


Joseph Szakas“UMA allows you to obtain a quality degree, in a flexible format regardless of location. Distance education allows students to find balance with competing demands on time, while being able to achieve their educational goals. It was true in 1989 when UMA introduced distance education in Maine, and it is still true today:  we bring our classrooms to the students where they are.”

Joseph Szakas, UMA Provost