Limited Admission to Programs

Transfer admission to some programs is limited, requiring perhaps a higher GPA and, in some cases, upper-class standing. These programs include:

  • College of Arts and Science

    Speech communication: Selective admission based on cumulative GPA, pre-major GPA, and qualifying exam after taking COM 134, COM 135, and COM 142 (or equivalent) and completing 30 semester hours.

    Speech pathology and audiology: Selective admission based on cumulative GPA (3.00) and pre-major courses GPA (3.00). Student must complete SPA 127, SPA 316, SPA 222, and SPA 223 before accepted to the major.

    Strategic communication: Selective admission based on cumulative GPA, pre-major GPA, and qualifying exam after taking COM 134, COM 135, and COM 142 (or equivalent) and completing 30 semester hours.

    Professional Writing: Completion of ENG 313 (or 215 on the Hamilton campus) and approval by the program faculty of the student's application, which includes a writing portfolio. To apply, refer to the Program Booklet or go to www.miamioh.edu/batsc/ for more information and application form. Students may also consult with the Program Director.

  • Farmer School of Business: To be admitted to the Farmer School of Business, a student must have earned 30 graded transferable credit hours. Students must have also earned an overall GPA of 3.30 or higher in all graded credit hours earned, which must include MTH 151 and ECO 201 (via AP, post secondary, or transfer courses). More information is available at:

    http://www.fsb.miamioh.edu/offices/academic-advising/admission-requirements. Questions may be directed to the FSB Student Services Office at (513)529-1712.

  • School of Creative Arts: Contact the department as soon as possible for specific requirements.

    Architecture: 3.00 GPA; submission of a portfolio; fall semester admission only. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. Contact the department as soon as possible for specific requirements.

    Art education: Completion of a minimum of six semester hours of studio art, enrollment in an additional six hours of studio art, completion of ART 195 and either ART 295 or 296, and submission of a portfolio. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. Contact the department as soon as possible for specific requirements.

    Art: Completion of a minimum of six semester hours of studio art and be enrolled in another 6 credits of studio art to be eligible to submit a portfolio. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. Contact the art department as soon as possible for specific requirements.

    Interior design: 3.00 GPA; submission of a portfolio; fall semester admission only. Enrollment is on a space-available basis.

    Music and music education: Audition required; enrollment is on a space-available basis.

  • School of Education, Health and Society

    Adolescent Young Adult and Foreign Language Education: 45 semester hours with a 2.75 GPA at transfer institution and completion of courses equivalent to EDL 204, EDP 201, and EDT 190 and equal to 30 semester hours of specific equivalent content courses required in desired teaching area. Enrollment is on space-available basis. Science, mathematics, and foreign language majors are encouraged to apply. Contact the Department of Teacher Education for specific requirements.

    Early Childhood Education: Not available; however, a transfer student may apply for admission as a pre-major.

    Middle Childhood Education: 45 semester hours with 2.75 GPA at transfer institution and completion of courses equivalent to EDL 204 and equal to four content courses specifically required in each of the two desired concentration areas. Enrollment is on space-available basis. Contact the Department of Teacher Education for specific requirements.

    Social work: Students declare a pre-major in social work and must apply and be accepted by the social work faculty. For further information on program requirements, contact the Department of Family Studies and Social Work.

    Special education: Completion of EDP 201, 220, and 256 or the equivalent from the transfer institution; 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours with a minimum 2.75 GPA; and 100 hours service work with persons with exceptionalities. Enrollment is on space-available basis.

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science: Contact the dean’s office. If you have an associate’s degree, special agreements may apply between the transfer institution and Miami. Note that engineering technology coursework will generally not apply to requirements for engineering majors.

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