Cost


Estimated Costs

To support involvement by a broad range of educators and other professionals worldwide, Miami University offers significantly reduced course costs for both field- and web-based classes.

Annual Cost Estimate

The following table shows an estimate of costs for year 1 in the GFP Master's Program for students taking a 5 credit hour Earth Expeditions summer field course and 8 hours of Web-Based Learning Community courses (13 credit hours total; includes the fall 2-credit hour portion of the Earth Expeditions course.  Please see recommended Course of Study).

Field Course Costs (5 Credit Hours) Airfare and Course Text Web-Based Learning Community Course Costs (8 Credit Hours) Total Cost
$2,525 Varies $2,160 $4,685 + Airfare

Note: Prices are subject to annual budget approval and are subject to change.

Earth Expeditions Field Course Costs

In addition to covering the price for five graduate credits of Miami University tuition, Earth Expeditions field course costs cover all basic expenses in-country, including:

- Meals (incidental snacks and drinks not included)
- Lodging
- Field station fees
- Field equipment (as needed)
- Ground transportation (van, boat, train, etc., as needed)
- Park entrance and guide fees
- Course reader

Offsetting Costs

With reduced fees as part of Miami University's support for this program, each GFP course is offered at a fraction of actual costs. Applicants to the program should check with their school district or employer to see if professional development funds are available to further offset costs. Additional tips for grants can be found on the GFP Grant Tips page.

Fellowships

The GFP is developing a Global Conservation Fellowship Fund, which will initially target international participants from our global field sites.

Scholarships

A limited number of small scholarship funds (in the range of $250-$500, varying by year) are available to current GFP students.  Scholarship descriptions and application information is distributed by email to all students in late spring of each year.