The Miami Difference

See what Professional Education at Miami could mean for you.

Credentials: Earn professional credentials with the weight of Miami's strong academic reputation behind you.
Convenient: Choose from flexible programs to meet your educational needs.
Fast-Track: In a short time, you can complete a credential that will significantly impact your career goals.

Professional Education at Miami University


Miami University provides a rigorous academic experience allowing high achieving intellectuals to prepare for success. Miami University's strong academic reputation and coveted degree programs have expanded to include competency-focused curriculum. These credentials are focused on specific professional knowledge, skills, and competencies. 


Our new relevant, competency-focused programs can be completed online, in-person, hybrid, and/or any combination that sufficiently meets your educational needs. We know that the best format is one that fits into your busy schedule and provides you with a genuine credential that communicates you have gained a specific skill. The flexibility of our programs recognizes your need to fit learning in when, where and how you prefer.


In a short time, you can complete a credential that will significantly impact your career goals. Credentials completed at Miami University are laser-focused around a distinct outcome, with length dictated by the resulting educational need. The gained industry-specific outcomes and skills will cast your current career, or career change toward a brighter future.

About Miami University

Public institution, personal education

Miami University, established in 1809, is located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 19,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.


National rankings

Miami University consistently ranks among the country’s top public universities, and has been named a "best buy" by several national publications.

  • Ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.
  • Top 100 Best Values nationwide by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2019.
  • Top 100 Best Value by Forbes, 2019.

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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 or credential 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. We empower Miami students with:

  • Quality programs
  • Personalized attention
  • Programs that fit your schedule
  • Career success
  • Global perspective
  • The ability to impact the world

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Our Faculty

Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. In fact, the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as a top 5 university in the U.S. in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching."


Our Alumni

Our graduates represent the more than 208,000 Miami alumni located around the globe, serving as professional and community leaders. To an extent envied by most other universities, our alumni maintain ties with their alma mater and stand ready to assist their "Miami Family."

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A Legendary Line-Up

Throughout the sports world, Miami has the unique reputation as the "Cradle of Coaches." The university has launched the careers of numerous famous professional and college football coaches, including Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and Paul Brown. At last count, more than 100 Miami graduates were active in coaching or administrative work in the professional and collegiate levels.

Miami Among Top Producers of Fortune 500 CEOs

In 2016, Miami made Money’s Magazines Top 10 list for CEOs of Fortune 500 companies – and the magazine points out that Miami is the only school in the top 10 with two female Fortune 500 CEOs to its credit. 

The editors write, "You might be surprised that just as many Fortune 500 CEOs went to this small Midwestern liberal arts school as such big-name schools as MIT, Yale, and Vanderbilt. But Miami U's alumni and current students aren't. They say the university offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that prepares its students for all kinds of challenges. Miami is also the only school in the top 10 with more than one female CEO to its credit."