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Advanced Inquiry Program

AIP Application Steps

The application for 2023 admission to the AIP is now closed. 

Applications for 2024 will open in early September; however, you may begin the process at any time by filling out the below “I’m Interested” form.  This serves as the first step in the application process and adds you to our contact list so you will receive communications from our program.

1) If you have not done so already, let us know you are interested.

Fill out the brief I’m Interested form

2) Though our application does not reopen till September, you can start gathering some required items now:
  • Copies of your unofficial transcripts
  • Your updated résumé or CV
  • Names and email addresses for at least two people from whom you would like to request recommendations.
  • Your answers to these essay questions:
    • How have you translated professional opportunities, classes, or life experiences into your work? (250 word limit)
    • How do you think this experience will benefit your personal life, professional life, and your community? (250 word limit)

Acceptance to the Advanced Inquiry Program

Candidate screening begins on February 28 of each year.  Applicants will be notified of their admission decision by mid-April.

Note: Program admission is not final until you receive official notice from the Miami University Graduate School.

Visit Our AIP Sites: 

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo logo Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Zoo logo Cleveland Metroparks Zoo logo Denver Zoological Foundation logo Detroit Zoological Society logo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens logo Missouri Botanical Garden logo San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance logo Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo logo Woodland Park Zoo logo