Engage with ideas that propel you toward your goals in a transformational, research-driven learning environment. Miami University’s Honors College opens the door to your academic career through compelling coursework taught by leading scholars. Within this vibrant community of high-achieving peers, you’ll be part of innovative research experiences on campus and around the world.
Your future starts here. Working closely with committed faculty in small classes, Honors College students enjoy engaged learning experiences built around exploring and investigating unanswered questions. Just a few of the unique opportunities to create new knowledge include courses like:
Miami professors were directly involved with Honors courses last year
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students won a national fellowship in 2020
Experience Life. Craft Your Future.
First-year Honors College students live in three exclusive Honors residential halls on Miami’s Western Campus. Alongside your peers, you'll develop lifelong friendships amid distinctive social experiences and academic opportunities with a faculty-in-residence. Discover a space steeped in tradition but impressively equipped for the future.
Explore the World
Whether mastering new languages or learning other cultures, Miami’s Honors College gives you ample opportunities to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. With more than 90 study abroad programs and travel funding available through the Honors College, exclusive programs like Miami's Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg provide experiential learning and a global perspective.
Engage Your Future
Working side-by-side with some of Miami’s best faculty, you’ll participate in cutting-edge research, develop exhilarating projects, and create new knowledge. Honors Experiences provide you with unique out-of-class learning opportunities like independent research, study abroad, community service projects, and pre-professional internships.
Deep Rooted Tradition. Impressive new Digs.
Historic Peabody Hall is home to the Honors College, a hub of activity and a vibrant community including staff offices, classrooms, common spaces, and faculty-in-residence.
John Doll '23
Major: Computer Science
“The student-faculty relationships in Honors courses are just amazing. The advisors really get to know you and care about how your classes are going and what they can do to help in any way. All the professors I’ve had for Honors courses/extensions have been very helpful in organizing/creating the Honors portion of the class and have been supportive throughout the length of the project.”
Bernadette Ebri '21
Major: Biochemistry and Family Science
“The Honors experience both pushed me and supported me to explore my various interests while at Miami. The Honors community has given me a home within the larger university to be surrounded by like-minded individuals with various academic interests. I know for a fact that the friends I have made in Honors are going to change the world!”
Charles Lynch, Jr. '21
Major: Kinesiology and Premedical Studies
“Honors provided me with a community of highly motivated individuals to challenge and support me in my own journey throughout college. It also gave me the opportunity to study abroad through the Honors tuition waiver which gave me financial support to travel for my program. I was also an RA for two years in the Honors dorms and I felt grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the Honors community by supporting and mentoring first-year students.”
Trevor Minyo '24
Major: Business Economics
“Honors gets you access to the smaller, Honors-only sections of a class. You can form closer relationships with your peers and professors that create a more engaging class. Honors professors also tend to be proactive in fostering a faculty-student dialogue that makes them more personable and approachable.”
Michael Molchan '21
Major: Business Economics and Finance
“Honors has been integral to my Miami experience. Over the years, Honors has encouraged me to undertake several Honors Experiences as well as an Honors thesis project, each of which developed me personally and professionally. Writing my Honors thesis enhanced my research skills and gave me a new appreciation for working with real-world data. I have spent my whole life being a consumer of information. Now, I have an insight into what it is like to be a producer of information; and for that, I am grateful.”
Morgan Uveges '21
Major: Political Science and Economics
“Honors encouraged me to go outside of the boundaries of what is typically expected in the classroom. For the past four years, I have been supported and encouraged in all of my endeavors, and I ended up trying new experiences that have helped me to grow academically and personally. My [Honors thesis] project extended what I learned in the classroom into the real world. It was so fulfilling to work on this project for over a year and come to a result that I am extremely proud of.”
Our mission in the Miami University Honors College is to foster rigorous academic inquiry in a community of learners through innovative teaching and diverse leadership and service opportunities. Our engaging, interdisciplinary, and research-oriented curriculum directs creative and critical thought led by talented faculty. You’ll explore your interests and individually design your path through distinctive academic and co-curricular experiences.
As part of Honors at Miami, you’ll be challenged to grow into a responsible, responsible leader and change-maker. We are committed to preparing you to excel in your field, confident in exercising critical and independent thought, and carrying forward a proactive sense of responsibility to our global world.
At Miami, students are taught to be overprepared for the unpredictable. Even more so in the Honors College! There are a lot of opportunities and deadlines that go into applying for the Honors College. In addition to the Common Application for admission to Miami University, there is a supplemental Honors application, which includes an essay. If you have prospective students who belong in Miami’s Honors College, you’ll have our support every step of the way.