Miami graduate school programs rank among best in nation

Miami’s part-time MBA program ranks No. 25.

Four Miami University graduate programs are in the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools rankings. Miami’s part-time MBA program ranks No. 25.

Other Miami graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their respective program areas include speech-language pathology at 69, English at 77, and history at 98.

Part-time MBA

The Farmer School of Business’s MBA program, launched in 2009 at Miami’s Voice of America Learning Center, ranks as the top part-time program in Southwest Ohio for the sixth straight year. It is a two-year program offered on weeknights for experienced professionals.

The program jumped three spots to 25th in the country, tying with Emory University and Santa Clara University. It is second in the state only to Ohio State University.

The U.S. News part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment score (50 percent of the overall score); average GMAT score and GRE scores of part-time MBA students entering in fall of 2016 (15 percent); average undergraduate GPA (5 percent); average number of years of work experience (15 percent); and the percentage of the fall 2016 total MBA program enrollment that is in the part-time MBA program (15 percent).

Speech-language pathology

Graduate students in Miami’s speech-language pathology program develop both theoretical and applied scientific skills in the prevention, assessment and treatment of communication disorders.


Miami's English graduate program offers three master’s degrees with concentrations in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and literature; an MAT through the Ohio Writing Project; two doctoral programs in composition and rhetoric and literature, and a low residency master’s of fine arts in creative writing. 


The master's program in history is selective and flexible. Students benefit from opportunities offered by the Humanities Center, the Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies, interdisciplinary programs such as American studies and women’s and gender studies, overseas language programs, and strong humanities departments.

Other Miami graduate programs noted for quality in the rankings include education, 101; clinical psychology, 102; earth sciences, 106; psychology, 112; fine arts, 114; chemistry, 131; biological sciences, 139; and social work, 141.