Why Miami Online?


Building on Miami University's strong reputation for an unparalleled liberal arts education, our online, low-residency, and hybrid programs allow students to earn a coveted Miami degree at their convenience. With undergraduate, graduate, and professional education opportunities, these innovative programs offer the same high quality academic experience that traditional students have come to expect from our institution.

Many schools offer online degrees, but a degree from Miami University – the same one that a traditional, on-campus student receives – sets you apart. We empower Miami students with:

Quality Programs

Deemed an original Public Ivy, Miami University has a long tradition of academic excellence that took root over 200 years ago when Miami first opened its classroom doors. That quality instruction continues today. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami #3 for undergraduate teaching nationwide. The esteemed faculty who teach on campus are the same faculty who teach in Miami's online courses, and they bring the same commitment to excellence to their virtual classrooms.

Personalized Attention

By design, classes are limited in size to ensure personalized attention to each student. Miami continues to emphasize the close interaction of faculty and students, which has a known impact on timely completion of degrees for all students (especially underrepresented students). Our online programs will provide you with the support you need along the way.

Programs That Fit Your Schedule

We know how busy you are and want to partner with you to accommodate your schedule. The flexibility of online learning allows you to complete courses at your our pace from any location, at any time of day or night, without ever stepping foot on campus.

Online learning at Miami is available 24/7 – any time, any place, anywhere. Distance learning allows you to establish a learning path customized to your schedule regardless of your location. This flexibility means you can continue a full-time job or an internship across the globe while (virtually) attending the same exceptional classes offered at Miami.

Career Success

96% of 2017–2018 Miami's Oxford graduates were employed or furthering their education by fall 2018. Our graduates also make a difference in the organizations they work for. While we know and appreciate the great value of a liberal arts education, a Miami graduate is prepared not just for a job but a career. Our students are ready for that next promotion, for their first taste of leadership, and to continue growing and evolving toward their definition of success.

Global Perspective

This untethering of students from the physical classroom opens up a world of opportunities to pursue internships, work, or travel in any part of the world while continuing to complete classes. Miami is committed to advancing global learning, which is why the latest Institute for International Education report on the number of undergraduate students studying abroad ranks Miami 4th among public doctoral institutions nationwide. The latest figures show that more than 55% of Miami's students study away or abroad, making online learning an essential component to their academic experience.

The Ability to Change or Impact the World

Our mission is clear: we empower students to make a difference. It starts with our dedicated faculty and it leads to incredible success. Miamians are strivers, seekers, and catalysts.

The value of a Miami degree, coupled with the flexibility of an online or hybrid program, can be a life-changing, transformative experience that empowers students to make a greater impact in the world. Since Miami emphasizes personalized, engaged learning, students are not just knowledgeable in their field(s), but they are also leaders, innovators, changemakers, and problem solvers.