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Science Education

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 Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) program at Montana State is an award-winning, interdisciplinary graduate 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 utilize the unique environment of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 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.



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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.

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Nature's Laboratory
Montana State students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Award-Winning Colleagues
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:

Students in the M.S. in Science Education graduate program enjoy special online tuition rates for both Montana residents and non-residents alike. This information may be accessed at the Graduate program in Science Education page here.  Additional assistance with funding can be found through the Cat Scholarships program.

Distance Education

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, popular Montana-based field and lab graduate courses are offered during the summer session to supplement the MSSE experience.




Admissions Requirements

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Science Education program is no different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Master of Science in 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.






Careers after Graduation

Graduate alumni in Science Education embark on a wide range of careers within 10-years of their graduation.

Across all career paths the estimated salary of alumni within 10 years of graduation ranges from $50,000 to $150,000+ with an average of $60,000 (source of data Academic Analytics).