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Combined Degree Programs

Admission Requirements

  • Students can declare their interest in the combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami.
  • Upon earning Junior or Senior standing and a 3.00 cumulative GPA, students may apply to a combined program by completing the Graduate School application and submitting the required materials. 
  • Standard application and admission procedures apply.
  • Both full-time and part-time students may participate in the combined program at a department’s discretion. Regular time limits for completing the master’s degree apply to students in a combined program.

Double Counting Graduate Hours

A minimum of 145 credit hours to receive a combined bachelor's and master's degree, a minimum of 115 semester hours earned toward graduation is required for the bachelor's degree, and 30 credit hour minimum for a master's degree. Miami’s undergraduate degree programs require 124 hours or more to graduate; view a list of all bachelor degree programs.

Departments or programs with a combined degree option may allow students to double-count up to 9 hours of graduate coursework toward their undergraduate degree. With permission of the appropriate advisor(s) and dean(s) or their designee(s), these students may count the graduate courses toward their major, minor, electives, and university requirements.

Student Classification and Graduation

  • Students in a combined program will remain undergraduates until either:
    • They complete all undergraduate degree requirements and receive their undergraduate degree, or
    • They request the Graduate School change their status from undergraduate to graduate (the student must have completed a minimum of 124 or 128 total graduate and undergraduate credit hours, depending on their catalog year, to make this request). Once the student meets one of these two criteria, they will be classified as a graduate student.
  • Students must have graduate student status by the first day of the semester or term in which they receive their graduate degree (e.g., they must have graduate student status by the first day of the spring semester if they will be receiving their graduate degree in May).*
  • Students may not receive both the undergraduate and graduate degrees on the same date (degrees are conferred four times per year (i.e., January, May, August, and December), nor can they take all of their graduate credits with undergraduate status.*
  • Students receiving the Bachelor's degree prior to completing the Master’s degree can count up to 9 hours of graduate coursework toward their Bachelor's degree. Those hours can also count toward the completion of their master’s degree. Undergraduate hours cannot count toward the graduate degree.
*Students who were officially admitted to their combined graduate program prior to July 1, 2022, are exempt from this requirement.

Miami Tuition Promise and Graduate Coursework

Undergraduate students who either are enrolled in a combined Bachelor’s - Master’s degree program or have been granted Permission to Enroll in Graduate Courses may enroll in graduate-level coursework for designated degree programs offered on the Oxford campus at their guaranteed tuition rate until their 8-semester Cohort period expires. Please note that taking graduate courses could affect eligibility for certain types of financial aid. For more information on the financial implications of enrollment in a combined program, please contact OneStop.

Exempted Miami Tuition Promise Degree Programs

All graduate programs are eligible for undergraduate enrollment either in a combined Bachelor’s-Master’s program or with Permission To Enroll in Graduate Courses at the guaranteed cohort rate with the exception of the certificate or degree programs that have Market Driven Tuition Rates.


Combined Program FAQ

How do I apply for the Combined Bachelor's-Master's program?

There is a check box on the application to mark if you plan to apply for the combined Bachelor's - Master's program. For additional information on the combined Bachelor's-Master's program, contact the department/program in which you wish to pursue a degree.

I am a current Miami University student. How do I get a PDF of my unofficial transcript to upload to my application?

Copy your unofficial transcript from BannerWeb, save to a word document, then as a PDF,  upload it to the application. 

I have Miami University transcripts, do I still need to send them to the Graduate School?

As an applicant, you are required to upload your Miami transcript. However, you do not need to provide a final official Miami transcript after admission.

How do I withdraw from the combined degree program?

Students in the Combined Degree program who want to withdraw from the Master's program only and not the university, please email with your request.

The Graduate School

The Graduate School is committed to advocating and supporting graduate programs dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and best teaching practices that promote diverse, globally aware graduate students and faculty.

Graduate Admission

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