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Program Overview: Graduate Studies

Programs in Graduate Studies

Montana State University-Northern’s education programs are accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education.

  Counselor Education MEd    
  Learning Development MSEd    
  K-12 Principal Endorsement Endorsement  

The graduate program “Policy and Procedure Manual” is subject to change. Please check with your advisor regarding the most current policy.

The graduate programs provide sound academic preparation for individual graduate students, taking into consideration the student’s experience, interests, and previous education. The programs provide studies that focus on recognition and definition of problems, assessment and evaluation, interpretation, and application.

Students who hold Class II licensure, have three years teaching experience, and have successfully completed the Master degree will be recommended for a Class I Teaching License.

Students who complete the Master of Education, Counselor Education Option, but lack teacher licensure may be eligible for the Class 6 Specialist Certificate.

Classification of Graduate Students

All students not matriculated for specific degrees are classified as graduate, non-degree students.

Graduate Admission

Students who apply for admission to Graduate Studies will be asked to state their objectives for degrees, credentials, or certification.

This statement should apply to any of the areas described below:

  1. Master of Education in:
    • Counselor Education
  2. Master of Science in Education in:
    • Learning Development
  3. Other certification or education licensure objectives.


Upon admission to Graduate Studies and the declaration of Master’s degree objectives, the Graduate Office will assign the student an advisor who will assist in planning a program to meet the individual’s objectives.

Master's Degree Program Information

Graduate Endorsement Program

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