My undergraduate GPA is below 2.75; is it still possible for me to be accepted to the program?

Yes.  While the Miami University Graduate School requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order for an applicant to be offered regular graduate admission, individual departments do have the opportunity to petition for conditional admission for applicants whose cumulative GPAs are below this threshold if they are otherwise impressed by the applicant’s qualifications and credentials.  While not a required part of the application package, low-GPA applicants may send a personal statement addressing any factors affecting their prior academic history to the Project Dragonfly Graduate Committee for their consideration.  Personal statements may be sent to Connie Malone at

Please note that petitions for conditional admission are unlikely to be considered if the applicant's GPA is below 2.5.