Earn your Master’s the wild way!


Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to offer the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), an exciting web-based master’s degree program from Miami University with experiential learning and field study with the zoo. The AIP is designed for a broad range of professionals from education, conservation, business, community organizing, and government settings, and the program offers a groundbreaking graduate degree focused on inquiry-driven learning as a powerful agent for social and ecological change.

AIP students are able to share ideas with peers and faculty nationally, while also working directly through their AIP Master Institution to improve local communities through shared investigation and action. The AIP enables students to join an unprecedented national network of leading institutions committed to social and ecological change. Students learn to use inquiry not only as a method for integrated learning, but as a basic tool for co-creating a better and more sustainable future. AIP master's students practice the skills of investigation, critical reflection, leadership, and collaboration required to effectively address the vital issues of our time.



Applications accepted until February 28 for summer enrollment.



Want to know more about Woodland Park Zoo’s Master’s Program for Educators?

Attend an informational forum about the Advanced Inquiry Program! Join other prospective students from around Puget Sound to learn more about this Master’s degree opportunity.

Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Park Zoo's Education Center
Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. via Webinar 
Tuesday, January 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Park Zoo's Education Center
Wednesday, January 23  from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. via Webinar 

For more information or to RSVP, please email or call 206.548.2579