Dr. Jim Oris
Dean of the Graduate School
Mission StatementThe Graduate School is committed to investing and maintaining excellence in graduate programs dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and best teaching practices that produce diverse, globally aware scholars and teachers of exceptional quality.
The Miami Difference
Miami University enjoys a reputation of outstanding academic quality and is distinguished by more than two centuries of teaching accomplishments and scholarly activity. Our faculty recognize the inseparability of teaching and scholarship and strive to encourage that relationship in their students. As one of our graduate students, you will join a vibrant community of scholars in an environment of limitless opportunities. With over 50 master’s, 14 doctoral, and 8 certificate programs spanning a wide range of disciplines, Miami offers something for nearly everyone.
Message from the Dean
To prospective students and other visitors to our site, we encourage you to explore our 14 Ph.D. and over 50 Master's programs. At the heart of the Miami Experience lies the opportunity for our students to be immersed in the process of research and scholarly inquiry. We are committed to investing in and maintaining excellence in programs dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and best teaching practices that produce scholars, teachers, and professionals of exceptional quality. Our graduates are well placed to play a significant role in the State, the Nation, and the World.
To current students and faculty, we hope you will find the information and resources you need to navigate your graduate school career at Miami University. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that your experience is positive and fulfilling. Please let me know if you have any questions or have suggestions on how to improve our services to you.
Miami University has a strong "tradition of excellence." We are well known for the high quality of our professors in teaching and research and their dedication to their students. The graduate programs here are included in that tradition. We believe that the mission of the graduate school is closely intertwined with all areas of the university and that our graduate programs play a critical role in the Miami Experience.
Jim Oris, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost of Research