Estimated Costs

To support involvement by a broad range of educators and conservation professionals nationally, Miami University offers significantly reduced tuition for AIP web-based classes.  Affiliated AIP Master Institutions also charge individual per credit hour fees for the 21 hours of AIP W+ 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 for students taking 7 hours of AIP W+ courses and 6 hours of AIP core courses (13 credit hours total - see recommended Course of Study).

Miami Tuition and Fees
(Assessed for all 13 hours)

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

Estimated total (Year 1)


$130-$190 per credit hour
(See your AIP MI website for current fees)

$3,510 + 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.

Offsetting Costs

With 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. 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.