Admission Information

Application Requirements

Students apply for the degree program by submitting an application to Miami University’s Graduate School. In addition to the application, required documents include transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate level coursework, 3 letters of reference and 1 essay. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

The letters of reference will be submitted by the letter writers via the application system. Their letters should speak to the applicant's academic and professional competence for completing the degree. The essay should be 1-2 pages and should address the applicants interest in pursuing the degree, related professional experience and goals upon graduation.

All application materials should be submitted with the graduate school application. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded with one’s application. However, admitted students must mail to the Graduate School official transcripts prior to enrollment. The Graduate School address is: Miami University, 501 E. High Street, Room 102 Roudebush Hall, Oxford, OH 45056.


Miami University Family Studies majors may be eligible for a Combined BS/M.Ed. 4+1 Program, in which undergraduate Juniors apply for the program and take up to 12 credits of the graduate program during their Senior year. Visit their website for application and additional information.


Graduate students enrolled in either Liaoning Normal University or Beijing University may be eligible for the Educational Psychology International Cooperative (EPIC) Program. Students admitted to this program begin their graduate studies in China and may apply coursework earned in China towards their master’s degree at Miami University. Learn more about admission to this program.

Deadlines and Notification

Applicants to the M.Ed. program should submit complete applications for the fall semester by May 1. Applications are reviewed in November, February, and May for admission in the program. Decisions are made within four to six weeks. Notification of admission is provided by the Graduate School. Admitted students will also receive unofficial letters of acceptance from the Department of Educational Psychology along with an advisor assignment.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Program tuition and fees are dependent upon residency, term and course of study. Please visit the One Stop for Student Success Services website for details regarding tuition and fees.

Miami University strives to help students afford a graduate education. The Department of Educational Psychology has a limited number of graduate assistantships, which provide tuition reimbursement and a stipend. Only students whose applications are complete and submitted by January of each year are considered for assistantships. Applicants who are interested in assistantships should request consideration in their application to the university.

The College of Education, Health & Society offers the Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) Scholarship that provides professional educators a 50% tuition and fee reduction for graduate credit. Applicants may contact Miami’s One Stop for Student Success Services with questions about financial aid.

Further Inquiry

Email or call Jennifer Turner, Administrative Assistant, at 513-529-6621 if you have questions about the program or pertaining to submitting application items.