International Application

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Applicants must meet two sets of criteria:

  • The Graduate School's minimum requirements for admission which are outlined below.
  • If applicable, see the graduate program's website for additional program requirements which may be more rigorous.

Individuals who are not a U.S. Citizen and require a non-immigration visa to be in the Unites States will need to submit an online International Application and pay the non-refundable application fee. The non-refundable application fee must be paid before the application is submitted to the Graduate School. 

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00
  • Applicants for graduate study must have earned at least a 4-year U.S. equivalent Baccalaureate degree. Typically, 16 years of schooling with four years of full-time study at the university level, culminating with the award of a first or second degree. Applicants must submit their academic record/transcript at the time of application. The Graduate School accepts unofficial transcripts at the time of application and does not require third party credential evaluations.
  • Applicants admitted to Miami University must have an official final transcript from the Baccalaureate institution and all courses attended after. Official final transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate School. Photocopies and notarized copies of academic records are not accepted as official. Documents can be certified as true copies by a U.S. Consular official or by a recognized educational authority in the applicant's home country. Records issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal (not interpretive) certified English translation.
  • Applicants who studied in a country where English is not the official language must submit proof of English proficiency. Test scores are valid for two years and must be valid at the time of application. The Graduate School accepts unofficial score reports and an official score report must be sent prior to studying at Miami University.
  • Students who study at an institution where the language of instruction is in English but the country's official language is not English are not exempt from the requirement and will need to submit English proficiency test scores. 
  • Minimum test scores for admission consideration are:
    • TOEFL iBT ≥ 80
    • IELTS ≥ 6.5
    • PTE ≥ 54
  • Some graduate programs may offer Conditional Admission to applicants with English scores below the minimum requirement. 
For more information, go to the English Language Proficiency web page.
Financial documents are not required at the time of application. Once admitted, students must provide financial documentation (e.g., bank statement, assistantship contract, scholarship letter) prior to receiving immigration documents. The International Students and Scholar Services will process immigration documents once approved. Please note, if you have been offered a Graduate Assistantship, International Grant-in-Aid, or an award from the university, you may be required to submit additional financial documentation.

Application

Individuals who are not a U.S. Citizen and require a non-immigration visa to be in the Unites States will need to submit an online International Application and pay the non-refundable application fee. The non-refundable application fee must be paid before the application is submitted to the Graduate School. 

Baccalaureate or Professional Degree

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00
  • Applicants for graduate study must have earned at least a 4-year U.S. equivalent Baccalaureate degree. Typically, 16 years of schooling with four years of full-time study at the university level, culminating with the award of a first or second degree. Applicants must submit their academic record/transcript at the time of application. The Graduate School accepts unofficial transcripts at the time of application and does not require third party credential evaluations.
  • Applicants admitted to Miami University must have an official final transcript from the Baccalaureate institution and all courses attended after. Official final transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate School. Photocopies and notarized copies of academic records are not accepted as official. Documents can be certified as true copies by a U.S. Consular official or by a recognized educational authority in the applicant's home country. Records issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal (not interpretive) certified English translation.

Proof of English Proficiency

  • Applicants who studied in a country where English is not the official language must submit proof of English proficiency. Test scores are valid for two years and must be valid at the time of application. The Graduate School accepts unofficial score reports and an official score report must be sent prior to studying at Miami University.
  • Students who study at an institution where the language of instruction is in English but the country's official language is not English are not exempt from the requirement and will need to submit English proficiency test scores. 
  • Minimum test scores for admission consideration are:
    • TOEFL iBT ≥ 80
    • IELTS ≥ 6.5
    • PTE ≥ 54
  • Some graduate programs may offer Conditional Admission to applicants with English scores below the minimum requirement. 
For more information, go to the English Language Proficiency web page.

Immigration Documents

Financial documents are not required at the time of application. Once admitted, students must provide financial documentation (e.g., bank statement, assistantship contract, scholarship letter) prior to receiving immigration documents. The International Students and Scholar Services will process immigration documents once approved. Please note, if you have been offered a Graduate Assistantship, International Grant-in-Aid, or an award from the university, you may be required to submit additional financial documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not a U.S. Citizen. Should I complete the International Student Application for Graduate Admission?

You should complete the international application if you are:

  • Intending to enter the US on an F (student) or J (exchange student or scholar) visa
  • Currently in the US on a non-immigrant visa

How can I be considered for a Graduate Assistantship or other financial assistance from Miami University?

You can indicate that you are interested in being considered for a graduate assistantship on the graduate school application; no additional application is required. Some departments may require additional information and documentation, therefore check with your program of interest to see what documents must be submitted in order to be considered for a graduate assistantship. International students who are offered admission, but are not offered an assistantship may be considered for an International Grants-in-Aid at the recommendation of the graduate program. Students awarded a Graduate Assistantship or an International Grant-in-Aid MUST provide financial affidavits to prove that they can pay for the remaining costs of tuition/fees and living expenses. More detailed information about current costs is located under Tuition and Fees on the One Stop website. Additional information regarding financial assistance is available under Funding and Awards.

The language of instruction where I completed my Bachelor's degree was English. Do I still need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score with my application?

Students who have earned a degree from a country where English is the official language are exempt from submitting proof of English proficiency. A list of approved countries which allow for a waiver of our English proficiency test can be found on English Language Proficiency webpage.

What are the minimum English test scores that are required for admission? 

  • TOEFL iBT 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTE 54

How can I submit my official English Language Proficiency Scores? 

For TOEFL scores, you can use our ETS Institutional Code 1463.

For IELTS and PTE scores, you should provide the following information when you request your scores from the testing centers:

Miami University - Graduate School
501 E. High Street
102 Roudebush Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

If I don't meet the minimum English requirements, can I apply for Conditional Admission?

Yes, conditional admission is available for some graduate programs. Students applying for conditional admission must provide English proficiency test scores. 

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Send your official GRE/TOEFL test scores to the Graduate School using ETS Code 1463.