Three-Year Plans

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Students entering Miami University as a first-semester freshman who have completed substantial college-level coursework (30 hours or more) may be able to complete some of Miami's degree programs in three years. Students in this group typically have course credit for Miami from one or more of the following:

  • Credit earned through successful examination in the following exams: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) or Dual Enrollment
  • Credit earned at community colleges or technical schools
  • Credit earned through military training programs and coursework
  • Summer coursework

Miami recommends students interested in this opportunity meet with an academic advisor regarding coursework and academic planning. Regular advising in your academic division throughout your academic career will help ensure timely completion of all requirements.


The Miami University Bulletin provides guidance on academic policies, program requirements, and course descriptions.

Combined Bachelors-Masters Program

Students wishing to earn advanced degrees are able to pursue a bachelors and masters degree simultaneously through the combined bachelors-masters program. Students can declare their interest in the combined program at any time during their academic career at Miami. There are currently 22 masters programs offered in this combined format.