Message from the Dean and Director

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Message from the Dean

Whats next in your life? A new career, a path towards promotion? Earning a bachelor's degree while working? Pursuing your curiosity about a particular subject? Learning a new skill? Studying a foreign language? From high school through retirement, our innovative courses and programs will prepare you for whatever is next, giving you the skills you need to live the life you want.

Learn with the University of Miami online, on campus, or through a combination of both - we've disrupted traditional educational structures to bring learning to people where they can best take advantage of it.

We're constantly seeking out new ways to disseminate knowledge. We collaborate with both outside industry experts and UM faculty members to create new course offerings, which implement new ways of teaching and makes knowledge accessible to people who may not have had access to it in the past.

Pursue the next chapter in your career with intensive, career-oriented certification programs; micro-credentials and badges for specific skills; our versatile, online or on-campus Bachelor of General Studies degree; or classes that grant continuing education units (CEUs). Start a new journey in your life with customized language programs, our Intensive English Program for students from all over the world, or classes and programs from our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - designed for learners over 50. 

If you want, you can have the full University of Miami student experience, whatever your age or life situation. As part of a mid-sized top tier university, our goal is to ensure that each learner's experience is meaningful. Our passionate staff will work closely with you to make sure you achieve your goals through the programs you choose. We're devoted to our students, checking on each person's progress, connecting them to appropriate resources, and being there to help with anything else they need to take the next steps in their lives when they complete their work.

If you're looking to follow a passion, to define your life, change your life, or enrich your life, your journey begins with us.

Rebecca MacMillan Fox, Ph.D.
Dean, Division of Continuing and International Education
University of Miami


Message from the Director

Thank you for considering the University of Miami Intensive English Program (IEP). Our IEP program will help you achieve your language goals. Your IEP experience will include at least 20 hours of English study per week. The IEP also has regular activities planned for all students. As a student of the IEP at UM, you will have access to many wonderful facilities at UM. This website should provide all the information you need, including an application for admission, information about IEP classes and program fees. For more information about the IEP program, please feel free to contact us. Studying at the IEP will be an educational experience that will last a lifetime. Come join the IEP at UM!

Cara Wenig Mori
Intensive English Program