Miami University

College of Arts & Sciences

Advanced Inquiry Program






Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Arts (MA) in Biology, Miami Universitys Project Dragonfly has partnered with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to expand AZAs professional development opportunities. Several of Dragonflys graduate courses count toward earning a Certificate in AZAs Professional Development Program.

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Some of the nation's premier community and learning institutions have joined together to co-deliver the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), bringing exceptional local connections and resources to an unprecedented national partnership united through joint coursework and a common mission. AIP students take courses at a local AIP Master Institution while sharing ideas with peers and instructors nationwide via web-based learning communities. The AIP builds on the participatory education models of Project Dragonfly, which reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven programs, public exhibits, and graduate courses worldwide. AIP Master’s candidates use inquiry not only as a tool for integrated learning, but as a powerful agent for student achievement, public engagement in science, and ecological stewardship. The AIP curriculum provides real-world experiences that also advance district, state, and national educational standards through research-based practices for student achievement in core content areas. AIP Master's candidates may also choose to integrate professional development experiences abroad by choosing from Earth Expeditions field courses in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas (7 credits from Earth Expeditions courses can count toward the AIP Master's degree).


Project Dragonfly is a program within Miami University's Department of Biology. Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International students may apply to the AIP; applicants needing an F-1 visa will not be admissible.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 35

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999