Master's and Doctorate Degrees

The M.Ed., Curriculum Studies program prepares current educators for roles as master teachers or other advanced education professionals. This program is available fully online with the following options: General Curricular Studies, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Literacy Education and Library Media.

The Curriculum and Instruction doctoral degree prepares educational professionals who will work with K-12 classrooms and teachers as curriculum specialists and with teacher education programs as university faculty.

The M.A. in Education program is available fully online and is geared toward graduate students who may already hold teacher licensure, or those from other areas interested in professional education degrees to prepare them for work in nonprofit or non-school settings. This degree will also prepare participants for doctoral work in education.

The M.Ed., Educational Leadership program, a nationally accredited program, is designed to provide students with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership while preparing them for a Montana Class 3 Administrative License and a K-12 Principal Endorsement. This program is offered fully online.

This terminal research Educational Leadership degree program is designed for students seeking administrative or teaching positions in higher education or positions of increased responsibility in K-12 schools.

The International Educational Leadership master’s degree program offers advanced training in international education leadership, theory and advocacy all over the world.

The International Educational Leadership program is designed for professionals in governmental, educational, and nonprofit settings seeking a focus on education both as an instrument of international development and as a means of promoting cross-cultural understanding.

The M.M., Music Education program offers high-quality, in-depth training in the most current instructional methods and trends. This program is offered partially online, with some classes held on campus during the summer.

The M.P.A., Public Administration program prepares students for positions in the public and nonprofit sectors. It also prepares college graduates for professional public service and enhances the professional competence of mid-career public administrators. It is offered fully online, in person, or via robot. This is the only nationally accredited MPA Program in the state of Montana. In addition, this is the only MPA program in a school of law in the United States.

The Joint MPA/M.P.H., Public Health program enables professionals to gain knowledge of the factors which influence legislative and social policies; apply broad-based, state of the art qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills; develop multidisciplinary and collaborative strategies for solving health-related problems; enhance their communication skills; be positioned for leadership roles in health promotion and disease prevention.

Note: This program is offered fully online or combination of online and in person.

The M.P.H., Public Health program is 42 credits, and enables professionals to gain knowledge of the factors which influence legislative and social policies; apply broad-based, state of the art qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills; develop multidisciplinary and collaborative strategies for solving health-related problems; enhance their communication skills; be positioned for leadership roles in health promotion and disease prevention.

Note: This program is the only accredited (Council on Education for Public Health) public health program in the state of Montana, and can be completed entirely online.

Upon completion of the Distance MS Speech-Language Pathology program graduates will be prepared to become a certified speech-language pathologist, able to assess and treat infants, children, and adults with acquired or developmental speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders. Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and meets the clinical and academic standards for Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) by ASHA and licensure requirements in Montana and many other states.

The Master of Arts in Teaching School Mathematics (MATSM) degree is focused on what teachers actually do. Courses weave together math content and practice-based strategies for math teaching to deepen your understanding of the content you teach, and strengthen your teaching practice. Courses are differentiated to accommodate teachers of all levels, K-12.