Our mission in the Miami University Honors College is to foster rigorous academic inquiry in a community of learners through innovative teaching and learning, an engaging interdisciplinary and research-oriented curriculum, creative and critical inquiry with talented faculty, and diverse leadership and service opportunities. The Honors College is an exceptional and intensive research-focused program guided by Miami’s most accomplished faculty. Honors College students complete rigorous, scholarly curricular requirements, produce a thesis or major project that meets the quality of publishable or professional work by the time that they graduate, and pursue at least one experiential learning opportunity, such as study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, and/or community service. The Honors College offers unique courses, Honors-exclusive study abroad programs, opportunities for faculty mentorship, and an enriching residential area in which students can live, learn, and lead. In their first and potentially second years, Honors students will live in Miami’s only residential college, located on Western Campus, where they will work together to shape the nature of the Honors community moving forward. 

For Honors students, the Honors College is more than a prestigious title and additional requirements. It is having unparalleled opportunities to work side-by-side with our best professors on cutting edge research, travel to the far reaches of the globe to put theory into practice, and develop exhilarating projects that create new knowledge and may even change the world. It is a network of intelligent peers, connected through Honors courses and residence halls. Honors at Miami challenges students to develop their full potential by collaborating with dedicated advisors and faculty members to complete Honors College requirements that best support their intellectual, academic, personal, and professional growth and development. 

Any prospective student interested in applying to participate in the Honors College at Miami for Fall 2022 or beyond should read about Honors academics and how they enhance each student’s undergraduate studies, in addition to visiting the Honors Programs Application Process page to learn more about the application process. Prospective students are encouraged to connect with our staff by scheduling a prospective student meeting with the link found on the Honors College Visit & Connect pageCurrent Honors students and Miami faculty can find helpful resources on our website, as well.