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Application Requirements

Students apply for the degree program by submitting an application to Miami University’s Graduate School. Required documents include:

  • transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate level coursework
  • 2 letters of reference
  • 1 essay

The Learning Sciences and Human Development program does not require a graduate entrance exam. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required. Additional requirements pertinent to international applicants, including English proficiency and immigration documentation are detailed on the Graduate School's International Application webpage.

The letters of reference will be submitted by the letter writers via the application system. The letters should speak to the applicant's academic and professional competence for completing the degree. The applicant's essay should be 1-2 pages, and should address the applicants interest in pursuing the degree, related professional experience and goals upon graduation.

All application materials should be submitted with the graduate school application. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded with one’s application. However, admitted students must provide the Graduate School official transcripts prior to enrollment.

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4 + 1

Miami University Family Studies and Psychology majors may be eligible for a Combined BS/M.Ed. 4+1 Program, in which undergraduate Juniors apply for the program and take up to 9 credits of the graduate program during their Senior year. Visit their website for application and additional information.

Deadlines and Notification

Domestic applicants to the M.Ed. program should submit complete applications for the fall semester by August 1 and October 1 for spring term consideration. International students should complete applications by June 1 for fall and October 1 for sprint term.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Decisions are made within four weeks.

Notification of admission is provided by the Graduate School. Admitted students will also receive unofficial letters of acceptance from the Department of Educational Psychology along with an advisor assignment.

Tuition and Fees

Our program has a long tradition and a continued commitment to providing an educational experience that is rich in diversity. One of the ways we maintain that commitment is by offering the program at a price that does not charge more to students who come from states and countries beyond Ohio, U.S.A.

The program maintains a flat-rate, competitive tuition without regard for a student's residency.  Out-of-state and international students save nearly 50% of the cost for tuition and fees of most other graduate programs at Miami University! Tuition and fees details:

  • Tuition: $650 per credit hour for all new resident and non-resident students.
  • Total: $19,500 for 30 credits required to earn our master's degree.

NOTE: Fees are estimates and are subject to change. For additional information on tuition and fees, please visit the One Stop site.

Additional Financial Assistance

Miami University strives to help students afford a graduate education. The Department of Educational Psychology's commitment to setting a significantly discounted tuition rate for our program precludes our students from some additional tuition waiver award eligibility. However, there may be other opportunities provided by the Graduate School for qualifying new and current students. The Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship may also be explored for locating outside funding resources. Our department will also attempt to fund students with additional scholarship dollars when available.

For additional information on financial aid guidelines and eligibility, please contact the One Stop office at or by telephone at 513-529-0001.

Further Inquiry

Email or call 513-529-2767 if you have general questions about the program or submitting application items. You are also welcome to contact professors in the program as well. Dr. Boone is our graduate program director and is fluent in German. Dr. Davis is our graduate program coordinator and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Wang is fluent in Chinese.