Advanced Inquiry Program

AIP: Costs

Reduced Tuition for Master’s Degree

To support involvement by a broad range of educators and conservation professionals nationally, Miami University offers substantially reduced tuition for AIP courses.

Annual Cost Estimate

The following table shows an estimate of costs for Year 1 in the AIP master’s program for students taking six hours of AIP Core Courses and seven hours of AIP Web+ Courses (13 credit hours total – see recommended Course of Study). The rates shown reflect a three-year tuition commitment from Miami University for the period from Summer 2021 to Spring 2024. Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be at a previous reduced tuition rate.

Core Courses (6 credit hours at $395/credit hour*)AIP Web+ Courses (7 credit hours at $520/credit hour*)Year 1 Total
$2,370$3,640$6,010

*Prices are subject to change. Allow extra for miscellaneous costs such as textbooks, readers, and travel to your local AIP Master Institution.

The current cost for this Miami University master’s degree is roughly 30% less than the cost of a Miami master’s for an Ohio resident. Dragonfly‘s many students who live outside Ohio realize an out-of-state savings of approximately 70%.

Offsetting Graduate Program Costs

With the above substantially reduced fees as part of Miami University’s support for this program, each AIP course is offered at a fraction of actual costs. Applicants to the program should check with their employer to see if professional development funds are available to further offset costs.

Master’s Degree Scholarships

A limited number of small scholarship funds (in the range of $250-$500, varying by year) are available to current AIP students.  Scholarship descriptions and application information is distributed by email to all students in late spring of each year.