2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

VI.  Graduate Programs and Admissions

Office of Graduate Studies

(406) 657-2238

Mr. David Sullivan, Graduate Studies Counselor
Ms. Jackie Christiansen, Administrative Support

The Office of Graduate Studies is the administrative center for graduate studies at Montana State University Billings.  All applications for admission to the different graduate programs, petitions for exceptions to University regulations, and related paperwork are processed through this office.  Also, information and applications regarding scholarships, fee waivers, and assistantships for graduate students are available through the Office of Graduate Studies.

All prospective, new, returning, or transfer students are encouraged to meet with the Graduate Studies Counselor for program information and assistance in exploration of academic options.  After all required application materials have been received, students who are accepted will be assigned an academic advisor.  All non-degree graduate students are also encouraged to meet with the Graduate Studies Counselor to help with career options.

Mission Statement

  • Promote standards of excellence in graduate programs and services
  • Assist the graduate educational needs of all students
  • Seek resources to recruit and retain quality graduate students
  • Promote partnerships with the global community
  • Support research and facilitate creative and original endeavors

Montana State University Billings Graduate Committee

The Graduate Committee, appointed by the Academic Senate, consists of two graduate faculty members from each college offering graduate program(s) and one graduate student, selected by the ASMSUB.  Deans from each college with a graduate program and the Director of Graduate Studies serve on the committee as ex-officio members.  The Graduate Committee is responsible for serving as a curriculum review body for graduate programs, for developing policies related to the Graduate Program, for recommending membership on the graduate faculty, for acting on post-baccalaureate student petitions for deviations from policies, and for advising the Director of Graduate Studies on all aspects of the graduate program.

Graduate Degree Programs

The graduate programs of study at Montana State University Billings are centered around the activities of educating, serving, and communicating.  Montana State University Billings is committed to ensuring that all its graduate students complement the theoretical study of a subject matter with personal investigation and practical application.  A research course is required in all degree programs.

Montana State University Billings graduate programs are as follows:

College of Allied Health Professions

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education

Master of Education Degree (M. Ed.) with Options in:

The Interdisciplinary Studies Option permits students to design a program combining more than one disciplinary emphasis in consultation with their academic advisor.

Master of Science in Special Education Degree (M.S.S.E.) with Options in:

Other Programs

Endorsement Program in School Counseling
A post-masters, non-degree program leading to the endorsement in School Counseling (K-12).

Supervisory Endorsement Program
A post-masters, non-degree program leading to advanced endorsements in:

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