All graduate work (except for the Master’s Degree in Law, J.D. in Law and M.D. degree) at the University of Miami is under the direction of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Graduate Council.

All graduate students at the University of Miami are subject to the general standards and requirements of the University and its various programs in regard to attendance, examinations, payment of fees, and conduct, as well as to the specific requirements of the Graduate School. The graduate student is expected to assume the initiative in completing all requirements in the time specified.

Admission requirements are described in the Bulletin of the Graduate School, and may be obtained from the individual department or program. Information is also available at

Applications to the Graduate School are processed through the various Schools and Colleges. See for a listing of online applications by program.

Prospective students should note that “graduate study” means an integrated program of advanced, specialized study, based on an undergraduate major and/or adequate background, presupposing academic and personal maturity, and making much more than average demand upon the industry, initiative, and scholarship of the student. The term must be distinguished from “post-graduation study” which means merely that courses, not necessarily of graduate level, are taken after the student has received a bachelor’s degree.

To preserve its ideals of scholarship, conduct, and character the Graduate School reserves the right and the student by his/her registration concedes the right to require the withdrawal of any student for any reason deemed sufficient by the Graduate School at any time.


The mission of the Graduate School is to promote graduate education, scholarship, and research; to support individuals, departments, and programs in the pursuit of excellence; to foster innovative, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary activities; and to maintain high ethical and academic standards in graduate studies.

The standards of study and conduct in the Graduate School are high. They are not set and maintained by the Graduate School but rather by the faculty who determine the standards for their individual program. The Graduate School through its Council sets no course requirements for a degree. It does set certain general residence, grade and examination standards. Fundamentally the Graduate School delegates responsibility to the student and his/her program. Within this broad responsibility the recommendation for the degree rests with the Committee.