AIP Master's Program
Application Deadline For all applicants: February 28
Applications will be accepted at any time; however applicants who apply after February 28, if accepted, may need to wait until the following year to begin their program of study.
AIP Master's students earn 21 credit hours at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, plus 14 credit hours with other AIP Master's students nationwide in web-based learning communities. All 35 hours have a web component and online Master's portfolio. Students may apply to take up to seven credit hours from an Earth Expeditions global field course to count toward their degree. Students taking AIP courses part-time typically complete the degree in 2.5 years. Students admitted to the program who have not completed at least one university-level life science course or its equivalent will need to complete one of several options (determined by a AIP committee) for basic biology content as part of the Master's degree program.
Which degree is for me?
Apply to the MAT if you fall in any of the following categories:
- you are certified to teach
- you have an academic degree in education or education related field (i.e., bachelor's or master's)
- you have taught or teach in a K-12 school.
The MA is a degree option for any applicant with a bachelor's interested in advancing their career through global leadership, community engagement, and environmental stewardship.
Note: The MAT program does not confer a teaching license or certificate. Applicants with no education background should apply for the MA, not the MAT degree.
Note: Participants will need to fulfill the minimum Graduate School GPA requirements for admission to the program (details from Miami University).
Only the following credits are transferable into the AIP:
- Up to 7 credits from past Earth Expeditions field courses (with an earned grade of B or higher) may be applied towards the AIP, counting toward the 21 AIP Master Institution hours required for the degree.
- Up to 3 credits from a past iDiscovery course from Miami University (with an earned grade of B or higher) may be applied to the AIP, replacing one Advanced Seminar course (Issues in Biodiversity or Issues in Evolution).
- Up to 7 credits from past AIP Master Institution-based courses taken through Miami University may be applied toward the AIP, counting toward the 21 AIP Master Institution hours required for the degree.
- No more than 7 credit hours from the above categories can be transferred into the AIP. Categories may not be combined.
- Note: No other credits can be transferred into the AIP. No exceptions can be made to the transfer credit policy. See FAQ for additional information.”
See FAQ for additional information.