Advanced Inquiry Program

A Master’s degree gained through the lens of inquiry…that leads to meaningful conservation outcomes.

The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is an inquiry-driven learning experience that enables students to earn an online master’s degree from Miami University while working with WCS staff through exciting experiential learning and field study opportunities – on grounds at the Bronx Zoo, other WCS facilities, or at sites across the greater NYC area.

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Enrollment is open to applicants with a bachelor's degree regardless of academic major or profession. It is designed for those with a passion for conservation, wildlife, and community-based work, whether in the field of education, conservation, animal care or others. Students must have completed at least one laboratory based biology course either prior to matriculation or before graduation.

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