Summer Graduate School Offerings
For detailed information about The Graduate School at MSU, please visit their webpage. The master’s, doctoral, and certificate offerings are listed below, along with links to each academic department’s webpage. To find out more about a specific graduate program, please contact the department.
Native American Studies Graduate Certificate
Montana State University’s graduate certificate in Native American Studies is the only program of its type in the world. Courses cover current and historical aspects of Native American art, law, culture and contemporary issues, and students will gain a deeper insight into the American Indians of Montana, the region, and the nation. Please check the website for more information and current summer offerings. http://www.montana.edu/online/degrees/native-american-studies/
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program
In September of 2005, MSU received approval from the Montana Board of Regents to institute a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program, through which students who have completed their bachelor’s degree may take the science and mathematics courses traditionally required for application to medical, dental, or other health professional schools. Ideally, this program begins in the first 4-week session of Summer.
For more information, visit the program’s Web page at http://www.montana.edu/hpa/index.html
Education for Educators
Education for Educators consists of Master's Degree Programs and Non-Degree and Certification Programs geared toward those in the education field.
Summer Master's Degree Programs in Education
- Masters in Family and Financial Planning: This program helps working professionals who already have bachelor's degrees start careers assisting people with personal finances. The program is conducted in cooperation with the Board of Standards for the Certified Financial Planner™ program. Successful students will be eligible to take the Certified Financial Planner™ Certification Examination. http://www.montana.edu/online/degrees/ffp/
- Master of Science in Mathematics (Mathematics Education Option: The MSMME program emphasizes the teaching and learning of secondary mathematics and offers a blend of courses addressing key topics in mathematics content and pedagogy. The 30-credit-hour program includes four required core content courses, two required pedagogy courses from a choice of four, and a variety of elective courses. Completing the program typically requires taking a series of online courses over two academic years and attending at least one (required) three-week summer session in Montana. http://math.montana.edu/graduate/msmathed/
- Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE): MSSE is an intercollege, interdisciplinary effort. Online graduate courses are offered during the fall semester, spring semester, and summer session and will be taken by asynchronous, computer-mediated communication. Montana-based field and lab graduate courses are offered during the summer session. http://www.montana.edu/msse/prospective-students/degree-program.html
Non-Degree and Certificate Programs in Education
- Addiction Counseling Certificate Program: The MSU Addiction Counseling certificate represents 12 addiction specific coursework credits. These credits may be counted toward the Montana Licensed Addiction Counselor credential.
- Educational Leadership-Superintendent Certification: The purpose of this program is to provide the minimum skills and knowledge required for the position of district superintendent. In addition to improving skill and knowledge, it is the goal of the program to create strong networks among students to support effective practices. To that end, classes are generally offered in a blended format which combines face-to-face delivery and distance delivery. An appropriate balance of theory and practice is designed into the content of the coursework. For more information, please visit their webpage.
- National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN): The National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) is one of the country's most-established online professional development programs for teachers. Courses are designed to help elementary, secondary and community college teachers develop a deeper understanding of science concepts while interacting with and learning new techniques from other teachers and researchers around the globe.
- School Library Media Certificate Program: This program is geared toward licensed teachers who want to obtain the school library media endorsement. This certification program/endorsement can only be added to an existing teaching license.
Summer Science and Mathematics Courses for Pre-Med
Summer Session 2018 also offers the following series of science and mathematics courses designed to meet the special academic needs of students who plan to apply to medical, dental, or other health professional schools. The scheduling for this series of courses has been developed to allow students to enroll in one of the Chemistry courses and one of the Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics courses during each of MSU’s three four-week summer sessions, thus enabling students to earn up to 16 science and mathematics credits in only 12 weeks. Other courses available to pre-med students this summer are SOCI 101IIS - Introduction to Sociology for 3 cr, MEDS 440 - Clinical Observation for 2 cr, PSYX100 - Introduction to Psychology for 4 cr. Please visit an academic advisor for more detailed information.