Student Resources includes information on a variety of academic, financial, student life, and technical support services that can help online graduate students at Miami to be successful.
Online Graduate Student Resources
Miami University offers 12 online graduate degree programs, including 2 hybrid degree programs, in addition to several online graduate certificates.
Miami University is authorized to provide distance learning in many states, but this can vary by state and by the program. Please consult State Authorization if you reside outside of the state of Ohio and are interested in pursuing an online graduate degree at Miami.
Commencement is an important tradition, and the culmination of your experience at Miami University. Although attendance at the commencement ceremony is not required, we would love for our online students to come to Oxford for this special event!
In an attempt to include more online graduate students, many of our Graduate School events are offered in an online or hybrid format. Online graduate students can access many university events posted on the Miami University events calendar (those offered virtually are marked with the “Virtual Event” designation).
Funding and Awards
Full-time online graduate students who are not in programs with a comprehensive tuition rate may also be eligible for additional Graduate School awards.
Questions about eligibility for specific awards can be directed to gradschool@MiamiOH.edu.
University Resources, Services, and Centers
Miami University has a Career Services office on campus that provides free services to students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents.
The Howe Center for Writing Excellence is a team of faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines who are committed to supporting the learning and teaching of writing at Miami University, and nationwide.
The Miller Center for Student Disability Services (SDS) provides services, accommodations, and support to ensure access to an equitable college experience.
The Rinella Learning Center provides opportunities for students who may need additional support to be successful with the academic rigor of graduate school. They offer workshops on study skills and developing good academic habits, as well as individual counseling sessions (which are offered virtually) on these topics.
Provides primary, secondary, and tertiary-level interventions in an effort to achieve and/or maintain a mentally healthy status for each student and to create a learning environment that facilitates and supports that status.
On Oxford's main campus, there are four library locations. With your student ID, not only are you able to check out books and journal articles from Miami University's libraries, you will have access to OhioLink, and more than 500 other databases.
Groups and Associations
There are currently four university-wide graduate student organizations: the Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA), the Graduate Student Pride Association (GSPA), and the International Graduate Student Association (IGSA). These organizations offer options to remotely participate in some or all meetings and events; for details or more information, students can contact the President of each organization (contact information available on the GSA Canvas site). Please reach out to Amity Noltemeyer, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at anoltemeyer@MiamiOH.edu for more information.
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) promotes the academic, social, and economic goals of Miami University's graduate students. GSA ensures that graduate students' needs are met by preserving and representing the rights and interests of all graduate students at Miami University. The GSA is a community of graduate students helping to make Miami University a great place to work, study, and live. For additional information about the Graduate Student Association, email GSAgrad@miamioh.edu.
Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)
The Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA) functions to enhance campus life by providing academic, political, social, and cultural support to all diverse graduate students at Miami University. The GSA endorses quality and equity in education for all students and supports academic excellence, as well as safe, enriching spaces that promote political awareness toward issues that affect graduate students of color.
Graduate Student Pride Association
The purpose of the Graduate Student Pride Association is first and foremost to provide a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ and queer graduate and professional students at Miami University. Safe spaces cultivate a community for marginalized groups and are thus vital to LGBTQ+ and queer graduate students. Furthermore, GSPA will represent and give voice to the concerns of LGBTQ+ and queer graduate and professional students at Miami University.
International Graduate Student Association
International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) primarily serves international graduate students but is open to all graduate students. The purpose of this group is to provide a community for graduate students who are in the US for their advanced degrees. This group advocates for international students to university leaders and plans social events for international graduate students. For additional information about the International Graduate Student Association, email igsa@MiamiOH.edu.
Miami Alumni Connect
Miami University offers a mentorship and career platform. Miami Alumni Connect helps students succeed during and after their Miami experience through conversations and community. More than 6,000 alumni have signed up, volunteering to advise and mentor their fellow Miamians.
Alumni are eager to hear from potential mentees!
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.