Domestic Student Admission

The Special Education Online Hybrid program includes coursework that is primarily web-based and asynchronous, yet each course includes regular, live (in-person), synchronous sessions at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio. Given the online hybrid nature of our program, international students, with the exception of students participating in our Bermuda Partnership, are not eligible for admission.

Applicants for graduate study must have earned a US equivalent 4-year baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree from an accredited institution. The SEOH program prefers candidates whose cumulative GPAs are at least 3.0. However, it will consider applicants with GPAs as low as the Graduate School's minimum grade point average of 2.75. Students are admitted as a cohort to begin the program each fall or spring semester.

Applicants seeking their first teaching license must apply for the master’s degree program. Their coursework will include the courses necessary to earn an intervention specialist’s license. Applicants who have teaching licenses in a field other than special education may choose to apply for the master’s degree or the licensure-only option. Licensed intervention specialists are also welcome to apply for the master’s degree in special education. The master’s degree curriculum for all students includes the requisite coursework for K-12, Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist licensure.

Prospective Bermuda Applicants

We are not currently accepting Bermuda Partnership applications at this time. However, we anticipate welcoming a new cohort of Bermuda students beginning in the spring 2020 term. A required pre-application will be available for prospective Bermudian students in May, 2019. 

Master’s degree applicants will submit all application materials to the Graduate School online. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission consideration. However, official transcripts must be received by the Graduate School prior to enrollment.

Non-Degree applicants will submit "Non-Degree/Non-Certificate" applications and fees to the Graduate School. Email all other required application items to the program. Non-degree students may later decide to apply for admission to the master's degree program.

Admission Requirements

The required application items are as follows:

  • Graduate School Application
    • The "Domestic" application is for US citizen degree-seekers (licensure+degree as well as degree-only)
    • The "Non-Degree/Non-Certificate" application is for students licensed in another area and who wish to add the IS license but do not wish to pursue a degree
  • College transcripts
  • Copy of teaching license (licensure-only applicants)
  • Personal statement describing reasons for pursuing a career in special education and one's ability to complete online coursework
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation addressing one’s potential for advanced graduate study

Deadlines and Notification

The SEOH program admits students in the fall and spring terms only. All application materials should be received by the date corresponding to the program type and term below for admission consideration.

  • Fall M.Ed. program application deadline - July 1
  • Fall Licensure-only application deadline - August 1
  • Spring M.Ed. program application deadline - January 1
  • Spring Licensure-only application deadline - January 15

The SEOH program practices rolling admission. Complete applications are reviewed as they are received. Decisions are made within four to six weeks.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Miami University strives to help students afford a graduate education. Program tuition and fees are dependent upon residency, term, and course of study. Please visit the One Stop website for details regarding tuition and fees.

TEAM Scholarship

50% off graduate Tuition and Fees for qualified Ohio educators

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SEOH M.Ed. students are eligible for up to $4,000 per year.

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