Doctoral Programs

Miami University offers 13 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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Doctoral Degree Programs
Program Graduate Degree Concentrations Supplementary Materials Proof of English (TOEFL/ IELTS) Application Deadline
Biology* MA, 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)
Chemistry and Biochemistry* MS, PhD Analytical, Biochemistry, Biophysical, Chemistry Education, Inorganic, Organic, Physical CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5

Fall: February 1, March 1 (final)

Spring: November 1

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology* PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15 (priority)
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 8
English* MA, PhD

Composition & Rhetoric, Literature

CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 2
Geology* MA, MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Microbiology MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 100/ 7.5 Fall: January 15
Psychology PhD (MA is a required step)

Brain/Cognitive/Developmental,
Clinical, Social

CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5

Fall: December 1 (priority)

Social Gerontology PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Student Affairs in Higher Education PhD --- CV, PS, 4 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 2
(open Fall 2021)

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
AD Audition
CCS Computer Code Sample
CV Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
CW Creative Work
DA Department Application
EQ Essay Question
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
GRE Graduate Records Exam
LoR Letter of Recommendation
MAT Millers Analogy Test
P Portfolio
PS Personal Statement
TL Teaching License
VD Video
WS Writing Sample
* Conditional Admission Option
Key
Abbreviation Meaning
AD Audition
CCS Computer Code Sample
CV Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
CW Creative Work
DA Department Application
EQ Essay Question
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
GRE Graduate Records Exam
Key (continued)
Abbreviation Meaning
LoR Letter of Recommendation
MAT Millers Analogy Test
P Portfolio
PS Personal Statement
TL Teaching License
VD Video
WS Writing Sample
* Conditional Admission Option

Priority—Funding Consideration

Final—Regular Consideration