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Miami University


Oxford, OH

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


Consistent with the mission of the University and College of Creative Arts, it is our mission to prepare students for global engagement as future architects and designers, and as citizens of an ever-changing and diverse world. We strive to provide students rigorous professional preparation within the context of a nationally recognized liberal arts university; to embrace a culture of innovation grounded in an understanding of artistic tradition; and to promote engaged and critical inquiry in the pursuit of new understandings and new knowledge. We value the importance of personal values and a sense of responsibility to our global future as essential to positioning our graduates for leadership positions in a changing world.

Our undergraduate programs in Architecture and Interior Design—along with the Master’s program in Architecture—uniquely offer a competitive professional education within the context of a nationally-recognized, mid-sized liberal arts university.


Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami’s reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the “Yale of the West” for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation’s top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience.

One of Miami University’s most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The “mother of fraternities,” Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.