Graduate Program Overview

Montana State University Billings is a four-years, public school located in Billings, Montana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $7,415 for Montana residents and $21,216 for out-of-state students. It offers ten (10) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMontana State University Billings
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1500 University Drive, Billings, MT
Graduate School Students398 students
250 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$7,415
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 10 Graduate Programs
10 Master's

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $7,415 and $21,216 for non-Montana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $245 for Montana residents and $814 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$245$814
Books & Supplies$1,540
Room & Board$7,956 (On-Campus) / $7,956 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,740 (On-Campus) / $4,740 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,651$35,452
Off-Campus Total$21,651$35,452
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Montana State University Billings offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 10 major areas - 10 Master's (5 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.
Communication and Journalism
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,000 students enrolled in Montana State University Billings including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 398 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 98 male and 300 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 160 full-time and 238 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 250 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 103 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students98
Women Students300
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students160
Part-time Students238
By race/ethnicity 342 White, 4 Black, and 5 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 races8
The school has 144 students aged between 22 and 30 and 127 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
40 & Over127
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, 250 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 103 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment398
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses250
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses103
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses45
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses250
Montana Resident218
Other State In U.S.32
Outside of U.S.0

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