Choose science and education courses to take during the school year that cater to your personal and professional interests. During the summer, gather with other educators to experience science through popular field and lab courses.
Science Education – Master of Science (M.S.)
The graduate Science Education program at Montana State is an award-winning, interdisciplinary program for both traditional and informal science educators. Online science and education courses are offered year-round, allowing students the flexibility to design an online curriculum that caters to their personal and professional interests. During the summer, educators from all over the world converge on Montana State’s Bozeman campus to experience science through popular field and lab courses that use the state’s diverse environment to teach scientific principles and provide models of field-based instruction. In lieu of a thesis, students plan, implement and present a capstone research project, as well as integrate what they learn into their own classroom or learning environment.
The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Science Education program has been recognized by Intelligent.com as one of the top 35 graduate programs in science education in the nation.
A Sound Investment
AffordableColleges.com recently included the Master of Science in Science Education program on its list of the 10 most affordable online master’s programs in science education.
Montana State students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.
Recent graduates of the Master of Science in Science Education program have won prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Fund Your Education
The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Graduate School offer includes:
Additionally, students in the Science Education graduate program enjoy special tuition rates for both Montana residents and non-residents alike. This information may be accessed at the Master of Science in Science Education program page here. Additional assistance with funding can be found through the Cat Scholarships program.
Montana State’s MSSE program is designed to accommodate educators who wish to advance their education by offering a hybrid online and in-person experience. MSSE education and science courses offer interactive learning modules that allow students to utilize their own learning environments and communities, creating a unique graduate student experience.
Graduate courses are offered online during fall semester, spring semester and summer session and delivered by asynchronous, computer-mediated communication. Meanwhile, Montana-based field and lab graduate courses are offered during the summer session to supplement the MSSE experience.
Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Science Education program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Science Education program. This includes any additional deadlines that the College of Letters & Science may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.