Miami University encourages applications for graduate study from international students. In fact, Miami enrolls approximately 200 international graduate students each year.
You are expected to demonstrate through your academic record that you are prepared to enter an advanced course of study at Miami University. International applicants for graduate study must have earned a university degree at least equivalent to the American Bachelor's degree: typically at least 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.
Application for Admission
To apply for graduate study as an international student at Miami University, submit the following:
International Graduate Student Financial Statement Form
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The International Graduate Student Financial Statement Form must be accompanied by documentation providing proof of financial support. Fore more information about the costs and financial assistance available for international graduate students, see Fees and Financial Aid.
$50 Application Fee (nonrefundable) You may pay this fee by credit card when submitting the Application for International Admission online. Or, you can pay this fee by postal mail with a check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to Miami University.
Official Academic Record (two copies)*
Submit two copies of your complete academic records.
Language Proficiency Test Scores (if applicable)
If your native language is not English, you are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or provide alternative evidence of English language proficiency.
Specific Departmental Requirements (if applicable)
Applicants to graduate study in architecture and art must submit a portfolio that includes samples of their work directly to those departments. Those applying for graduate study in music must schedule an audition or submit a performance tape. Some Miami academic departments require scores on certain standardized tests for admission to their graduate program. You are strongly encouraged to check with your program for more information about any specific departmental requirements that must be met before their application for admission can be considered.
* Photocopies and notarized copies are NOT accepted; however, documents can be certified as true copies by a U.S. Consular official or by a recognized educational authority in your home country. Records issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal (not interpretive) certified English translation.
Miami's institutional code for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 1463.
Deadlines vary by department. For the exact dates, select your area of study under Programs and Degrees.
Before enrolling, all applicants from other countries must submit a completed Medical Form for International Students that includes dates of immunizations.