Graduate Programs Overview

Montana State University Billings is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Billings, Montana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $7,093 for Montana residents and $20,243 for other students in average.

It offers fourteen graduate programs: 12 Master's, 2 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMontana State University Billings
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1500 University Drive, Billings, MT
Graduate School Students385 students
202 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$7,093
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 14 Graduate Programs
12 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Montana State University Billings with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Montana residents, the tuition & fees are $7,093 and $20,243 for non-Montana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $223 for Montana residents and $775 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$223$775
Books & Supplies$1,540
Room & Board$7,600 (On-Campus) / $7,600 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,630 (On-Campus) / $4,630 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$20,863$34,013
Off-Campus Total$20,863$34,013
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Montana State University Billings offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 44 major areas - 11 Master's (6 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Human Services
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Human Services
Communication and Journalism
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Communication and Journalism
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,416 students enrolled in Montana State University Billings including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 385 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 82 male and 303 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 157 full-time and 228 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 202 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 124 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students82
Women Students303
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students157
Part-time Students228
By race/ethnicity 323 White, 5 Black, and 2 Asian students are attending at Montana State University Billings. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races10
The school has 140 students aged between 22 and 30 and 122 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
40 & Over123
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Montana State University Billings, 202 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 124 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment385
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses202
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses124
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses59
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses202
Montana Resident186
Other State In U.S.16
Outside of U.S.0

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