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Application Deadline

The application deadline for all applicants (U.S. Citizens or International): January 28

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.

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


Note: Select Biological Sciences (MAT) or Biology (MA) - you will not see "Global Field Program" or "GFP" under "Program Choice" on the Graduate School application. Click "Yes" that you are applying to a degree-seeking program. GRE scores are NOT required for application to the GFP. 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 two people from whom you would like to request recommendations

  • 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.) While applications are accepted through January 28, we encourage you to complete the Miami University Graduate School portion of your application by January 18. Doing so will help ensure that all materials will be received and processed in a timely manner.


*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: