Special Education Advanced Studies

Montana State University Billings

30 months
1088 USD/credit
540 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in special education, have a special education endorsement on their teaching license, or who wish to pursue advanced studies in special education but do not wish to teach P-12 special education.


Online? MostlyEvening Classes? YesProgram Length: If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 5 semesters.

Careers: What can you do with a degree in Special Education—Advanced Studies Option?

This degree prepares students to teach in a categorical or cross-categorical area of special education, advance toward administrative positions, pursue positions in related fields, do research in special education, or pursue a doctoral degree.

Some of our recent graduates responded to a Graduate Data survey taken 9 months after graduation. Of the 18 graduates who did respond to the survey, 16 or 89% found employment in their field of study. They reported an average salary of $48,530.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Research Design and Interpretation
  • Research in Special Programs
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Professional and Legal Issues in Special Education
  • Curricular Adaptations for Special Programs
  • Assessment and Program Planning for Special Populations
  • Data-Based Instruction
  • Facilitating Positive Behaviors in the Classroom Environment
  • Current Practices for Students with Disabilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduate GPA (if applicable) of at least 3.0
  • Completed Graduate Record Examination
  • Completed Courses Listed Above

Admission Procedures

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1088 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1088 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    540 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Special Education Advanced Studies
Montana State University Billings