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All international students must provide proof of English proficiency by meeting ONE of the following requirements:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Falkland Islands (Isla Malvinas)||Malawi||Swaziland|
|Bahamas||Ghana||New Zealand||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Barbados||Grenada||Nigeria||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Belize||Guam||Sierra Leone||United Kingdom|
|British Caribbean West Indies||Ireland||South Africa||Zambia|
|British Guyana||Jamaica other West Indies||St. Helena||Zimbabwe|
|Canada (except Quebec)||Kenya||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|Cayman Islands||Lesotho||St. Lucia|
Some graduate programs may offer Conditional Admission to applicants with English scores below the minimum requirement. Students interested in Conditional Admission through the ACE-G or ELC program must provide English language proficiency test scores with their application.
Financial documents are not required at the time of application. Once admitted, students must provide financial documentation (e.g., bank statement, assistantship contract, scholarship letter) prior to receiving immigration documents. The International Students and Scholar Services will process immigration documents once approved.
Please note: If you have been offered a Graduate Assistantship, International Grant-in-Aid, or an award from the university, you may be required to submit additional financial documentation.
Read answers to common questions our team receives from international students when applying to our Graduate School program.
You can indicate you are interested in being considered for a graduate assistantship on the graduate school application; no additional application is required. Check with your program of interest to see which documents must be submitted to be considered for a graduate assistantship; some departments may require additional information and documentation. International students who are offered admission but are not offered an assistantship may be considered for an International Grants-in-Aid at the recommendation of the graduate program. Students awarded a Graduate Assistantship or an International Grant-in-Aid MUST provide financial affidavits to prove you can pay for the remaining tuition/fees and living expenses. The One Stop website has more detailed information about current costs under Tuition and Fees. Additional information regarding financial assistance is available under Funding and Awards.
Yes, conditional admission is available for some graduate programs. Students applying for conditional admission must provide English proficiency test scores.
As of January 2022, we are not able to accept applications from international students for our fully online graduate programs. If you want to be notified if we can offer these programs at a future date, we encourage you to contact the program of interest directly to state your interest. We also encourage interested international students to learn more about our on-campus master/specialist and doctoral programs.
New international students who have not earned a Bachelor's or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or an institution in a country where English is the official language are required to take a written English Placement Test (EPT) and the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test.
The EPT test results will determine whether you will be required to take the 3-credit hour English 119 course or a 4-credit hour ENG 107 course during your first semester at Miami. You will receive an email from the Graduate School shortly before your arrival telling you whether or not you will be required to take the EPT.
The results of the SPEAK test will determine whether or not you will be required to take the ACE 619 course in your first semester of study. Students who hold a graduate assistantship are required by state law to have your spoken English abilities assessed before you can be assigned instructional duties. You must obtain a grade of pass or conditional pass (the latter requires ACE 619 enrollment) before you can begin any teaching duties at Miami.
The times to take the EPT and SPEAK tests are scheduled for you. You will be informed via email regarding the dates and times to take the tests.
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