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Earth Expeditions

Earth Expeditions international field courses may be taken individually for stand-alone graduate credit, as part of the degree requirements for the Global Field Program (GFP) or Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), or by select Miami University undergraduate students with permission from the Graduate School.

If you are:

  • A current GFP or AIP student
    Please follow the instructions for submitting your EE course choices sent to you via email. Current master’s students’ course choices are due prior to January 28; please see the email you received for the due date.
  • A Miami University undergraduate student
    Please visit our For Miami University Students page and follow the application steps shown.
  • Interested in taking an EE course for stand-alone graduate credit
    Please follow the steps below. Applications are due January 28.
  • An international applicant/non U.S. citizen
    Through Earth Expeditions, Miami offers courses in 16 countries within a singular graduate curriculum. Enrolling international students, many of whom come from countries where Miami sustains course partnerships, has been part of Earth Expeditions’ mission for more than a decade, and the presence of these students helps make our program truly global and supports Miami's position as a globally-engaged university. If you are an international applicant/non U.S. citizen, please carefully review Miami University's recommendations as you consider applying for an Earth Expeditions course, then send an email to Dr. Kevin Matteson ( including your country location and a brief statement on why you are interested in joining Earth Expeditions.

Ready to apply but interested in learning more?  Please join us for an upcoming Dragonfly Informational Webinar or view recordings of past webinars.

Earth Expeditions Application Steps

Let Us Know You Are Applying

If you have not already done so, please fill out the brief I’m Interested form

Submit the Earth Expeditions Application Form

Complete the Earth Expeditions Application form.  In order to complete it, please have ready or prepare the following:

  • Your updated résumé or CV
  • Your answers to these essay questions:
    • How have you translated professional opportunities, classes, or life experiences into your work? (250 word limit)
    • How do you think this experience will benefit your personal life, professional life, and your community? (250 word limit)

Acceptance to Earth Expeditions

For Summer 2024 admission: Candidate screening begins on January 28, 2024. Applicants are generally notified by March 15. 

Note: Accepted students are required to apply to the Miami University Graduate School for non-degree-seeking Continuing Graduate Status (CGS) admission AFTER acceptance and placement in an Earth Expeditions course.