The University Honors Program (UHP) is a community of bright, highly-motivated students looking to push themselves as intellectuals and individuals; outstanding alumni who are making a difference around the world; exemplary faculty who have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and advising; and a dedicated staff whose mission is student success.

For Honors students, the UHP 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 advisers and faculty members to design an individualized plan to complete Honors Program requirements that best support their intellectual, academic, personal, and professional growth and development.

In Fall 2021, Miami University will launch the Honors College, an exceptional and intensive research-focused program guided by Miami’s most accomplished faculty, which will take the place of the University Honors Program. Afforded experiences that are typically reserved for students in graduate programs, Miami’s Honors College students will 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, reside in Miami’s only traditional residential college setting, and pursue at least one guaranteed and extraordinary experiential learning opportunity (such as study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, and/or community service). Any prospective student interested in applying to participate in Honors at Miami for Fall 2021 or beyond should visit Honors College to learn more about this opportunity.

Prospective students can learn more about UHP academics and how they enhance each student’s undergraduate studies or connect with our staffCurrent Honors students and Miami faculty can find helpful resources, as well.