24 months
12010 USD/year
12010 USD/year
6530 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Reading Option program from Montana State University Billings provides learning and research opportunities for teachers, reading supervisors, and principals. The courses in this program are online allowing for flexible completion of the programs while continuing to work. 


5 Reasons to Choose Montana State University Billings for the Reading Option Degree

  • Flexible online program
  • Low student/faculty ratio
  • Special courses in literacy coaching, research, and rural and multicultural literacy
  • Coursework aligns with licensure in reading in Montana
  • Opportunities to work with faculty research

What can you do with a degree in Reading?

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Interventionist
  • Literacy Coach
  • Tutor

Careers and Salary Outlook

According to career outcomes surveys for MSUB Reading master’s graduates, 71% are employed in their field within 9 months of graduation, and recent graduates report an average salary of $52,000.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Research Design and Interpretation
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Psychological Processes in Reading
  • Literacy Leadership and Coaching
  • Diagnostic Aspects of Reading
  • Literacy in Rural and Multicultural Settings

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: MSU Billings has rolling admission, this means prospective students may apply at any time.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Background Check

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12010 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12010 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6530 USD per year during 24 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.

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