Professor at front of a classroom

The UMF Psychology program offers a nurturing academic environment where you can explore the field of psychology, develop long-term mentoring relationships with faculty, and deepen your understanding of yourself and others.

In addition to your classwork, you’ll be encouraged to gain real world, hands-on experience in research and practice through internships, independent study, service-learning, and practica.

For example, students enrolled in the Positive Psychology course are expected to keep a gratitude journal, an activity that allows them to experience first-hand the benefits of reflecting on the various “gifts” they have received in their lives. Students in the Death & Dying course prepare their own obituary, which compels them to reflect on how they would like to be remembered.


Study.com Top Ranked School badgeThe UMF Psychology program was named one of the Top Psychology Programs in the U.S. by Study.com for 2021, the only college or university in Maine named to the list.

The UMF Psychology program values a sense of community among students and faculty where collaborations on research and other scholarly projects are a high priority. Students regularly present at regional and national conferences and engage in self-designed research projects mentored by UMF psychology faculty.

A unique sequence of courses in Psychology will help prepare you for a career as clinical psychologist, school psychologist, crisis response worker, abuse/case management counselor, residential support worker, research assistant, legal assistant and other careers.

Graduates of the UMF Psychology program have also gone on to advanced study in psychology, social work, counseling, law, medicine, nursing and business.


See Psychology student Andrew Parent (included in this three-student video) on why he chose Farmington

Internships – Real-World Experience in Psychology Fields

At UMF you can find out, first-hand, what it’s like to work in Psychology fields while you learn valuable career skills and develop a strong network of professional contacts.

Here’s a short list of where our Psychology students have recently interned:

  • Evergreen Behavioral Services
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Maine Behavioral Health
  • Pierce House Senior Living Center
  • Franklin County Children’s Task Force
  • Crisis & Counseling Center
  • Camp Akeela
  • Equality Maine
  • Tri-Valley United Way
  • Farmington Public Library
  • FunNominal Events and Marketing
  • DEW Haven Wildlife Sanctuary
  • UMF Athletics Dept.

Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) Certification

Students in UMF’s Psychology program are also eligible to receive Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) certification from the state of Maine. While UMF does not provide this state certification, our coursework prepares you for the certification.

MHRT/Community (MHRT/C) certification is the most widely needed certification in the State of Maine. It’s required for mental health crisis workers, case managers or community support workers, day treatment workers and independent living specialists, children’s case managers and home-based family services staff.

Your UMF academic advisor in Psychology can guide you through the coursework needed for the state MHRT/C certification.

The UMF Psychology program qualifies for a New England Regional Student tuition discount of more than $5,000 for residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. See details here

Got questions? Ask a professor in this program

Contact Us

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