Academics

Miami University offers over 60 Master's and Doctoral degree programs, many offer competitive graduate assistantships with responsibilities such as teaching, research, administration, and residence life. Click on a field of study below in order to view the many programs we offer at Miami University. To understand abbreviations listed in the Supplementary Materials section, please look at the Key Table below. 

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Art and Fine Art

Art and Fine Art
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Architecture* MArch --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, P, WS, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Art* MFA Experience Design; Studio CV, PS, 3 LoR, P 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Music Education MM --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, AD, TL, VD, GRE optional 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Music Performance* MM

Voice, Instruments

CV, PS, 3 LoR, AD, GRE optional 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Performance, Theatre and Practice MA

Applied Theatre, Creative Thesis, Historiography, Multicultural & Feminist Theatre

CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS, CW optional 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority)

Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Criminal Justice MS

Administration, Crime Analytics

CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling admission
Geography* MA

Global Politics & Development, Human-Environment Relationships, Urban Worlds

PS, 3 LoR, GRE optional 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Gerontology* MGS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Gerontology* PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Political Science MA --- PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: March 1 (priority), May 1 (Final)
Psychology PhD (MA is a required step)

Brain/Cognitive/Developmental, Clinical, Social

CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5

Clinical: December 1 Brain/Cognitive/Developmental: January 1
Social: December 1

Social Work+ MASW

Family & Children, Older Adults

CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 15, Summer: January 15

Biological Sciences 

Biological Sciences
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Biological Sciences* MAT Advanced Inquiry Program, Global Field Program CV, 2 LoR, 2 EQ 80/ 6.5 Summer: January 28 (GFP), February 28 (AIP)
Biology* MA Advanced Inquiry Program, Global Field Program CV, 2 LoR, 2 EQ 80/ 6.5 Summer: January 28 (GFP), February 28 (AIP)
Biology MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 100/ 6.5 Fall: January 1 (priority)
Botany MA, MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 100/ 6.5 Fall: January 1
Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology* MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15 (priority)
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology* PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15 (priority)
Environmental Science MEn --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 90/ 7.0 Fall: February 1
Microbiology MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15

Business 

Business
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Accountancy* MAcc --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GMAT or GRE 95/ 7.0 Fall: November 15 (International), January 1 (Domestic priority), January 15 (Domestic final)
Business Administration (part-time only) MBA Finance, Marketing CV, EQ, 1 LoR, GMAT 95/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Economics* MA Applied Economics, Financial Economics CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE or GMAT 90/ 7.0 Fall: February 1 (Priority)

Computer & Information Technology

Computer & Information Technology
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Computer Science*

MSCS

--- CV, PS, 2 LoR, GRE, CCS 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (final), Spring: October 1

Education

Education
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Educational Leadership EdD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE or MAT 80/ 6.5 Summer: February 1
Educational Leadership PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE or MAT 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Educational Psychology* MEd --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: May 31, Spring: October 31
Educational Technology* MEd --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: July 1, Spring: November 1, Summer: March 1
Instructional Design and Technology* MA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: July 1, Spring: November 1, Summer: March 1
Literacy and Language MEd -- PS, 2 LoR, CV 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
School Leadership MEd Principal Licensure 2 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
School Psychology EdS, MS --- PS, CV, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Special Education* MEd --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Student Affairs in Higher Education MS --- CV, PS, 4 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: December 1
Student Affairs in Higher Education PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: December 1 

Teacher Education*

Chemistry

Earth Science

Earth Science/ Chemistry

Earth Science/ Life Science

Foreign Language

Integrated English/ Language Arts

Integrated Mathematics

Integrated Social Studies

Life Science

Life Science/ Chemistry

Physical Science
MAT Foreign Language: Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish CV, PS, 2 LoR, CF, GRE 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Transformative Education* MEd --- CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission

Engineering

Engineering
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Chemical Engineering* MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: March 1 (priority), Spring: November 1
Computational Electrical & Computer Engineering* MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority), Spring: October 1 (priority)
Mechanical Engineering MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority), Spring: October 1 (priority)

Health

Health
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Kinesiology and Health MSKH Exercise & Health Science, Health Promotion, Sport Leadership CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE or MAT 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority), Rolling Admission
Speech Pathology and Audiology MA, MS --- CSDCAS App 80/ 6.5 Fall: December 15

Humanities

Humanities
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
English MAT Language Arts CV, DA, LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
English: Creative Writing MFA --- CV, PS, 2 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: June 15, Spring: November 15 (rolling admission)
English* MA, PhD Composition & Rhetoric, Creative Writing (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry), Literature CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 2
French* MA --- CV, 2 LoR, WS, GRE optional 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority), March 1 (final)
History* MA --- PS, 3 LoR, WS, GRE, CV Optional 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Philosophy* MA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Spanish and Portuguese MA --- CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission

Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics & Statistics
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Mathematics* MA, MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Statistics* MS --- 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority)

Physical Science

Physical Science
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Chemistry and Biochemistry* MS, PhD Analytical, Biochemistry, Biophysical, Chemistry Education, Inorganic, Organic, Physical CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5

Fall: February 1, March 1 (Final)
Spring: November 1

Geology* MA, MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Physics* MS Astrophysics/ Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics/Quantum Optics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter/ Magnetism, Physics Education CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE recommended 80/ 6.5 Fall: Rolling Admission

Important Information

  • We require all international applicants who studied in a non-English speaking country or institution to submit proof of English proficiency
  • Students applying for conditional admission must submit proof of English proficiency at the time of application.
  • We accept unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores at the time of application and require official final copies before the start of the first term of study. 
Key
Abbreviation Meaning Abbreviation Meaning Abbreviation Meaning
AD Audition EQ Essay Question PS Personal Statement
CCS Computer Code Sample GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test TL Teaching License
CF Cohort Form GRE Graduate Records Exam VD Video
CV Curriculum Vitae/ Resume LoR Letter of Recommendation WS Writing Sample
CW Creative Work MAT Millers Analogy Test * Conditional Admission Option
DA Department Application P Portfolio

+ The Masters of Art in Social Work program is a joint program with Wright State University and results in a joint degree awarded by both Miami University and Wright State University. 

Priority—Funding Consideration

Final—Regular Consideration