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Online Courses

The University of Maine at Presque Isle offers engaging courses whether they take place in the classroom, out in the field, or online. If you're looking for the same high quality classroom experience you've come to expect at UMPI combined with the convenience of distance learning, this is it.

Why UMPI Online courses are for you

Three words - Affordable. Accessible. Accredited.
Affordable - An online course at UMPI costs the same as onrses, which, at $220 per credit hour for Maine residents, is one of the lowest prices you'll find among four-year institutions in the State of Maine.
Accessible - Our online courses fit into your busy schedules, whether you're a full-time parent, have a full-time job, or just need the convenience of taking a course from home. You can access our online courses from any computer with an internet connection.
Accredited - All of our online instructors have graduate degrees and 90% of them have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree. You can prepare for your future with confidence knowing that all our online courses are of the highest quality, can be applied toward your Bachelor's or Associate's degree at UMPI, and reflect the same level of expertise you'd find in our live classes.

So what's being offered?

UMPI has a wide variety of Online Course Offerings that will be taught by our instructors during the next semester. If you've taken a live course with us, you know that our faculty work hard to engage you and lead in-depth discussions on the topic at hand. Expect the very same in your online courses, whether you're learning about Microeconomics or Creative Writing.

A special opportunity for future educators

Aspiring teachers will want to know more about our online UMPI/UMA Elementary Teacher Preparation Program. The University of Maine at Presque Isle has partnered with the University of Maine at Augusta and University College on this elementary education program for people who don't have the option to commute to UMPI to earn their teaching degree. There are options for individuals who are working toward their Bachelor's degree, and for those who have a four-year degree but want to earn their teacher certification. Contact Jack Stewart, our Director of Student Teaching and Field Experience, at 207-768-9430 to learn more about this program.

Contact Us

You can sign up for our online courses in one of three easy ways:

If you're a student from another university or a non-degree seeking student, please contact our Office of Student Records at 207-768-9607 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you want to apply the online courses you take from us to a UMPI degree, please contact our Admissions Office at 207-768-9532 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you're already a UMPI student, please contact your advisor about taking one of our online courses.