Doctoral Programs: General Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded in the departments of Botany, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Education, Educational Leadership, English, Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Gerontology, History, Microbiology, Political Science, Psychology, and Zoology. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is awarded in the Department of Educational Leadership. Students entering these doctoral programs must fulfill the following requirements, as well as those established by the department(s) involved.

Students with a 3.00 grade point average for their baccalaureate degree may be admitted directly to a doctoral program if recommended by the department.

The degree Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Education will not be granted to a member of the Miami University faculty or staff who holds rank above instructor.

Effective July 1, 1970, a recipient of a Miami doctorate is ineligible for employment as a faculty member at Miami, unless that person has been employed elsewhere for at least three years and has gained significant achievement since receiving the Miami degree. Those who received a doctorate or were already enrolled in a doctoral program before this date are exempt from this regulation.

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