Estimated Costs

To support involvement by a broad range of educators and conservation professionals nationally, Miami University offers significantly reduced tuition for both zoo- and web-based classes.  AIP Master Institutions also charge individual course costs for the 21 hours of MI-based courses, which vary by course and by institution.

Annual Cost Estimate

The following table shows an estimate of costs for Year 1 in the AIP Master's Program and for students taking approximately 7 hours of AIP Master Institution courses and 6 hours of Web-Based Learning Community courses (13 credit hours total - see recommended Course of Study).

Miami Tuition and Fees*
(Assessed for all 13 hours)

AIP Master Institution Course Costs
(Assessed for AIP MI-based courses only; each AIP MI sets its own fees)

Estimated total (Year 1)


$120-$175 per credit hour
(See your AIP MI website for current fees)

~$2,873 + AIP MI fees

Note: Prices are subject to annual budget approval and are subject to change.  Allow extra for miscellaneous costs such as textbooks, readers, and travel to your local AIP Master Institution.

* Fees include a $25 per course administrative fee.  Miami University also assesses a $14 per credit hour off-campus technology fee for Fall and Spring Semester courses.

Offsetting Costs

Applicants to the program should check with their school district or employer to see if professional development funds are available to further offset costs. Additional tips for grants can be found on the AIP Grant Tips page.


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.