About Us

What is ELM?

eLearning Miami (ELM) is home to Miami University’s electronic learning program-- also known as online or distance learning.ELM supports all aspects of the delivery of online coursework through the internet from Miami’s Oxford campus.  Quality instruction, student engagement, and critical thinking are hallmarks of top-ranked Miami University, and ELM’s online distance learning is rooted in these same traditions.   

ELM has a rich offering of courses for all levels of students.  Whether you are a full-time student who wants to complete a course online or a working professional seeking an advanced degree or certificate, we offer a menu of online programs that will meet your needs.

ELM Benefits

Quality Courses and Instruction

Miami’s has long enjoyed a reputation as a best-in-class university.  

  • Miami is ranked the number 1 public university for undergraduate teaching for five years in a row, and second nationally in 2015, just behind Princeton according to US News & World Report, 2015.
  • Miami's Farmer School of Business, as well as Miami’s entrepreneurship program, are both top-ranked nationally according to Business Week.
  • The 2015 Princeton Review ranks Miami a "Top University That Pays You Back."
  • ROI - After graduation, 97.6% of Miami graduates were employed or in graduate school by the following fall.

The esteemed Miami faculty who teach on campus in these top-ranked programs are the same faculty who teach Miami's online courses.  They bring the same expertise and dedication to excellence to the virtual classes they lead.  

Student and Faculty Engagement

Miami is a frontrunner in online learning.  We continuously push the technological envelope to create a more engaging, expansive, online learning experience for students.

Miami is a public university with a track record of success that rivals elite private institutions of the ivy league.  This unique status as a “Public Ivy” was earned because Miami provides an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price.  This carries over to Miami's eLearning program which is taught by the same esteemed faculty who teach on our Oxford campus.  Their commitment to engaging and challenging students in their online classroom creates an unparalleled learning environment that elevates distance learning to a new level.  Read more about why Miami is a Public Ivy.


We know how busy you are and want to partner with you to accommodate your schedule.  The flexibility of eLearning allows you to complete courses at your our pace from any location, at any time of day or night, without ever stepping foot on campus.

Online learning at Miami is available 24/7 -- anytime, anyplace, anywhere.  Distance learning allows you to establish a learning path customized to your schedule regardless of your location.  This flexibility means you can continue a full-time job or an internship across the globe while (virtually) attending the same in-depth classes offered on Miami’s Oxford campus.