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Diversity Enhancement Pathway (DEP)


Faculty can nominate students applying to a Miami University graduate program who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and who self-identify from a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate studies. Students who participated in McNair Scholars programs are also eligible. Faculty can also nominate discipline-specific diverse applicants and they will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Doctoral students are eligible for the Dissertation Scholarship award in their final year of study.

Pathway Award

DEP provides a Graduate School funded stipend and tuition waiver for one academic semester per year for either two years for master's students or four years for doctoral students. This will result in either two semesters or four semesters of Graduate School funded support for master's or doctoral students, respectively. Departments will provide the remaining stipend and tuition waiver for the duration of the student's graduate program and will assign assistantship duties for the awardee.

Nomination Process

Nominations are due annually on Feb. 15 (round 1 consideration) or Mar. 15 (round 2 consideration), and they must be submitted by the Graduate Director or Department Chair using an online Qualtrics form available from the Graduate School.

Nominations will be accepted after Mar. 15 if awards are available.

Decision Process

The review process will start the week following Feb. 15 and Mar. 15, with decisions being announced within two weeks.

Selection will be based on the strength of the nomination, considering the applicant's graduate application, and the letter of support and recommendation.

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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