Direct Admission Application Dates

Students desiring direct admission into the program may only matriculate during the fall semester and should apply no later than February 1st during the preceding spring. Processing of complete applications will begin at this time. Submitted applications that are incomplete as of April 15th will not be processed and will automatically be updated to reflect a desired matriculation date of the fall one year later than requested.

Combined Program Application Dates Miami undergraduate students wishing to enter the combined program may apply for admission in either the fall or spring semesters. Those wishing to enter the combined program in the fall should apply no later than February 1st during the preceding spring. Perspective combined students wishing to apply for spring should apply no later than October 1st in the preceding fall.

How to Apply

The following steps must be completed in order for us to evaluate your  application. Furthermore, first priority for admission and financial aid is  given to applicants whose applications are complete by the dates given above.  If you have any questions  about, or problems with, the application process, please contact us via  email at or by phone at 1-513-529-0340.

Step 1: Gather all required materials.

To complete your application, you will need: 

  1. A PDF copy of your college transcript (an unofficial copy is okay)
  2. Your GRE general test scores submitted directly to Miami University, and an unofficial PDF copy of your score sheets for the application. Note: GRE test scores are not required for Miami undergraduate students applying for admission into the combined program or Miami alumni applying for direct admission into the MSCS program.
  3. International students only: Your TOEFL scores, or other evidence of English proficiency, submitted directly to Miami University, and an unofficial PDF copy of score sheets for your application. (See the  Graduate School English proficiency requirements page for more information, and other ways of fulfilling the requirement.)
  4. A personal statement outlining your academic interests, professional goals, and reasons for selection our program (PDF or Microsoft Word format).
  5. A 1-2 page resume including relevant academic or work experience. In particular, let us know about any prior research, teaching, or programming experience.
  6. A 2-3 page sample of computer code that you have written. Use comments to indicate what the program does, and how to use it. Use whatever programming language you prefer.
  7. The names and email addresses of 3-4 recommendation writers. We must receive at least 3 letters of recommendation before we can evaluate your application. To expedite the process you may submit 4 names, and we will use the first 3 letters that arrive.

Step 2: Fill out the online application form, and pay application fee.

International students should use this form:  International Graduate Studies Application.

Domestic students should use this form: Domestic Graduate Studies Application.

Step 3: Wait for results, and keep in touch.

You may wish to contact us via email at to make sure that your application is complete, and that we have received all of your materials.

We make admissions decisions by March 15, and our initial round of  financial aid offers shortly afterwards. If you have not heard from us, you  may feel free to contact us at to ask for an update on  your status.

We continue to make financial aid offers throughout the spring until all graduate assistantships have been distributed. This process is usually completed by May 15.

Admission Guidelines

For information on admission guidelines, visit the Master's of Science in Computer Science Admission and Application Requirements page.

Contact Information

Graduate Director, Master of Science in Computer Science Program
Miami University
Computer Science and Software Engineering Dept MSC 1029
510 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056