Master of Science in Science Education
Offering Innovative Online and Campus-based Graduate Courses for Science Educators
The Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) program offers unique online and campus-based courses in all science disciplines designed for traditional and informal science educators. An emphasis on science inquiry, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and a culminating Capstone Project, often based on the Action-Research model, are hallmarks of the program.
Why choose MSU?
Montana State University is a public land-grant institution and Montana’s largest university. MSU is home to exceptional faculty and students who contribute to over $100 million in research expenditures, with a large portion being STEM-related. Multiple departments run research and community outreach through National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and the university is committed to community engagement and improving student beliefs regarding the learning of science. As an MSSE student and through your Capstone Research Project, you will directly contribute to the vast efforts both in Montana and around the globe to make science a critical part of a student’s education at every level.
MSSE Degree at a Glance
- Online (Fall, Spring, Summer)
- Field/Lab, Capstone (summer)
- 30 Credits
- $302.82 per credit - MT Resident
- $411.46 per credit - Non-Resident
- 2 to 3 years is most common
- Up to 6 years to complete all coursework
- Master of Science in Science Education
MSSE FEATURED IN MSU NEWS
We’re excited to share that MSSE was recently featured in a MSU News article following our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Check out the story below.
MSSE NEPAL 2023 BLOG
Follow along with MSSE on our first international field trip in Nepal. We'll be sharing updates, pictures, and insights from the trip, October 1-12.
25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION VIDEO
MSSE's 25th Anniversary Celebration was held July 8, 2023.
NEW STEM CERTIFICATE
We are now offering a Graduate Certificate in STEM Teaching! Interested students may apply to start in Fall 2023. For more information regarding approved coursework, please visit the MSSE Graduate Certificates page below.
REFER A BOBCAT
Do you know any educators who would be a good fit for MSSE? You can submit a Refer-A-Bobcat Form to refer them to our degree or certificate programs. Referred students who apply and are admitted are eligible for a three-credit tuition waiver.
Refer-A-Bobcat Submissions Form