Doctoral Programs

Miami University offers 12 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 N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR 100/ 6.5 Fall: January 1 (priority)
Botany MA, MS, PhD N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR 100/ 6.5 Fall: January 1
Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology MS, PhD N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE (optional) 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15 (priority)
Chemistry and Biochemistry* MS, PhD Analytical, Biochemistry, Biophysical, Chemistry Education, Inorganic, Organic, Physical CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5

Fall: January 20

Spring: October 20

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology* PhD N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 1 (priority)
Educational Leadership EdD N/A CV, PS, 2 LoR, EQ 80/ 6.5 Summer: February 28
Educational Leadership PhD N/A CV, PS, 2 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 9
English* MA, PhD

Composition & Rhetoric, Literature

CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: December 3
Geology* MA, MS, PhD N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 10 (priority), June 30 (final)
Microbiology MS, PhD N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE (optional) 100/ 7.5 Fall: January 15
Psychology PhD (MA is a required step)

Brain/Cognitive/Developmental,
Clinical, Social

CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5

Fall: December 1 (priority)

Social Gerontology PhD N/A CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE (optional) 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15

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

Priority—Funding Consideration

Final—Regular Consideration