Graduate Studies

Master of Education: Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Option


General Info

This degree program allows students to develop a comprehensive plan for advanced study in an area of education other than the specifically designed programs in the Department. Programs of study in this option must include coursework from a minimum of two programs. This program is not applicable for teacher licensure. Students pursuing degrees in this program area will have an Advisory Committee, which consists of faculty from at least two programs. The Advisory Committee will meet with the student and approve the Program of Study.


Many of the courses in this program are offered in the evening and some are offered online allowing for flexible completion of the program.


Online? mostly

Evening Classes? Yes

Program Length: If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 4-5 semesters.


Some school districts that have hired our graduates

  • Billings School District #2
  • Big Timber Public Schools
  • Huntley Project School District
  • Wibaux Public Schools
  • Campbell County Schools, Gillette, WY
  • Hardin School District
  • Helena Public Schools
  • Dawson County Schools

Many of our recent graduates responded to a Graduate Data survey taken 9 months after graduation. Of the 7 Interdisciplinary Studies graduates who did respond to the survey, all 7 or 100% are employed in their field. They reported an average salary of $43,200.


Admission Criteria

  1. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  2. Graduate GPA (if applicable) of at least 3.0
  3. Completed Graduate Record Examination

Admission Procedures

  • Complete Graduate Student Application
  • Submit Official Transcripts from all Institutions Attended
  • Payment of Nonrefundable $40 Application Fee
  • Submit Admission Test Scores - GRE


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Contact Us


Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information.


Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.


Our office is located in McMullen Hall,  Room 200. The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302.