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Application Deadline

The application deadline for all applicants is January 28 of each year for admission in the subsequent summer. All application materials should arrive by January 28. While applications are accepted through January 28, we encourage you to complete the Miami University Graduate School portion of your application well in advance of this deadline — doing so will help ensure that all materials, including your recommendations, will be received and processed in a timely manner.

GFP Application Steps

1) Let us know you are applying. Fill out the brief GFP Pre-Application "I'm Interested" form.

2) Create and complete your account in "My Project Dragonfly." Follow the detailed instructions and share your contact, personal and academic details and submit your foundational Earth Expeditions course choices. Please Note: Applicants using Hotmail email addresses to create their "My Project Dragonfly" accounts may not receive the activation email. Please use a different email address to create your account or, if you do not have an alternate email address, contact for assistance in activating your account.

3) Complete your application to Miami’s Graduate School.


When completing your Graduate School application, click "Yes" that you are applying to a degree-seeking program. Indicate that you plan to enroll in part-time study. GRE scores are NOT required for application to the GFP.

In the "Program Choice" section you may select either Biology (Master of Arts) or Biological Sciences (Master of Arts in Teaching). Select Summer 2020 as your admission term. Please note that you will NOT see "Global Field Program" or "GFP" initially listed here on the Graduate School application.

Before starting your application, please have or prepare the following:

  • Copies of your unofficial transcripts

  • Your updated résumé or CV

  • Names and contact information for at least two people from whom you would like to request recommendations. NOTE: The Graduate School application will allow you to list the name and e-mail address of a third reference, but only two letters of recommendation are required to complete your application package.

  • Your answers to these questions:

  • 1) How have you translated professional opportunities, classes, or life experiences into your work? (250-word limit)

    2) How do you think this experience will benefit your personal life, professional life and your community? (250-word limit)

Please note also that while it is not required that you submit your Social Security Number when you complete your Graduate School application, failure to do so can cause complications when you first login to myMiami, the library, or other systems and services on the Miami University website.


*All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and hold a bachelor’s degree.

Acceptance to the Global Field Program

Candidate screening begins on January 28 of each year. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email by March 15.

Note: Your admittance to the Graduate School is not final until you receive the official letter from the Graduate School.

Contact: Global Field Program, 513-529-5103, fax 513-529-8574 or email: