Master/Specialist Programs

Miami University offers 1 Specialist and 66 Master's degree programs, many offer competitive graduate assistantships with responsibilities such as teaching, research, administration, and residence life. To understand abbreviations listed in the Supplementary Materials section, please look at the Key Table below.

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Master and Specialist Degree programs
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) 
Architecture* MArch --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, P, WS, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Art* MFA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, P 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Biological Sciences* 
(online only)
MAT Advanced Inquiry Program, Global Field Program CV, 2 LoR, 2 EQ 80/ 6.5 Summer: January 28 (GFP), February 28 (AIP)
Biology* 
(online only)
MA Advanced Inquiry Program, Global Field Program CV, 2 LoR, 2 EQ 80/ 6.5 Summer: January 28 (GFP), February 28 (AIP)
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
Business Administration 
(part-time only)
MBA Finance, Marketing CV, EQ, 1 LoR, GMAT or GRE 95/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Business Analytics MS --- CV, PS, 2 LoR, GMAT or GRE (optional) 95/ 7.0 Fall: January 15
Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology* MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15 (priority)
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (Chemical Engineering)* MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: March 1 (priority),

Spring: November 1
Chemistry and Biochemistry* MS, PhD Analytical, Biochemistry, Biophysical, Chemistry Education, Inorganic, Organic, Physical CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5

Fall: February 1 (priority), March 1 (final)

Spring: November 1

Computational Electrical & Computer Engineering* MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority),

Spring: October 1 (priority)
Computer Science*

MSCS

--- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE, CCS 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority)
Economics* MA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE or GMAT 90/ 7.0 Fall: February 1 (priority)
Educational Psychology MEd --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: May 31,

Spring: October 1 
Educational Technology 
(online only)
MEd --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: July 15,

Spring: November 1,

Summer: March 1
English MAT Language Arts CV, DA, 1 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
English: Creative Writing MFA

Creative Writing and Pedagogy (Residential)

Guided Study (Low Residency)

CV, PS, 2 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5

Fall: January 2

Winter: December 15

Summer: June 15

English* MA, PhD

Composition & Rhetoric, Literature

CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: December 5
Environmental Science MEn --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 85/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Experience Design 
(online only)
MFA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, P 80/ 6.5 Fall: May 1 (priority)
French* MA --- PS, 2 LoR, WS 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority), March 1 (final)
Geography* MA

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

PS, 3 LoR, GRE (optional) 80/ 6.5

Fall: February 1

Spring: November 15

Geology* MA, MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Gerontology* MGS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
History* MA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Instructional Design and Technology 
(online only)
MA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: July 15,

Spring: November 1,

Summer: March 1
Kinesiology and Health* MSKH Exercise & Health Science, Health Promotion, Sport Leadership CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority), Rolling Admission
Literacy and Language MEd -- CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Mathematics* MA, MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1
Mathematics MAT --- CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Summer: May 1
Mechanical Engineering MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority),

Spring: October 1 (priority)
Microbiology MS, PhD --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 100/ 7.5 Fall: January 15
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
Philosophy* MA --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS, 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
Political Science MA --- PS, 3 LoR, WS, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: March 1 (priority), May 1 (final)
School Leadership MEd Principal Licensure 2 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
School Psychology MS, EdS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 15
Social Work+ MASW

Family & Children,
Older Adults

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

Summer: January 15
Spanish MA --- CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Special Education* MEd K-12 Mild/Moderate Licensure CV, PS, 3 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: July 1,

Spring: January 1
Speech-Language Pathology MA, MS --- CSDCAS App 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 1
Statistics* MS --- CV, PS, 3 LoR, GRE (optional) 80/ 6.5 Fall: February 1 (priority)
Student Affairs in Higher Education MS --- CV, PS, 4 LoR 80/ 6.5 Fall: January 2

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, GRE 80/ 6.5 Rolling Admission
Theatre and Practice MA

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

CV, PS, 3 LoR, WS, CW (optional) 80/ 6.5 Not accepting applications for Fall 2020
Transformative Education* MEd --- CV, PS, 2 LoR 80/ 6.5 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
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

 

+ 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