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Online Degree and Certificate Programs

The programs listed below are offered through the Missoula and Missoula College campuses of the University of Montana. Visit the Montana University System Web site for information about courses and programs offered through the state's other two- and four-year campuses.


  • AAS, Energy Tech
    The AAS, Energy Tech program provides students with the intellectual and hands-on skills that jobs in the energy technology field will require. It is offered fully online; however, students spend three weeks in Missoula during the summer of their first or second year to attend a fully hands-on project-based team learning experience.


  • Minor, Anthropology
  • Minor, Communication Studies
    The knowledge and skills the student may acquire in Communication Studies are important to functioning effectively in one's personal life, at work, and as a citizen of the larger society in a rapidly changing world. This program is offered fully online.


  • M.Ed., Curriculum Studies
    The M.Ed., Curriculum Studies program prepares current educators for roles as master teachers or other advanced education professionals. This program is offered fully online.
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership
    The M.Ed., Educational Leadership program is designed to provide students with a Master Degree in Education while preparing them for a Montana Class 3 Administrative License and a K-12 Principal Endorsement. This program is offered fully online.
  • MM, Music Education
    The MM, Music Education program offers high-quality, in-depth training in the most current instructional methods and trends. This program is offered partially online, with some classes held on campus during the summer.
  • MPA, Public Administration
    The MPA, Public Administration program prepares students for positions in the public and nonprofit sectors. It also prepares college graduates for professional public service and enhances the professional competence of mid-career public administrators. It is offered fully online.
  • MPH, Public Health
    The MPH, Public Health program enables professionals to gain knowledge of the factors which influence legislative and social policies; apply broad-based, state of the art qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills; develop multidisciplinary and collaborative strategies for solving health-related problems; enhance their communication skills; be positioned for leadership roles in health promotion and disease prevention. This program is offered partially online.


  • Library Media
    The Library Media program prepares teachers who will comfortably fill all the roles in the library. This program is offered fully online.


  • Customer Relations
    The Customer Relations Certificate of Applied Science provides students with skills to promote excellent customer relations in business settings. Job opportunities may be found in the following areas: advertising, computer technology, health, legal, education, non-profit, retail, insurance, manufacturing and public relations. This program is fully online.
  • Forensic Studies
    The Forensic Studies certificate is primarily designed as a stepping stone toward a baccalaureate degree for those interested in a career in forensic sciences or a related field. It is also designed as an avenue for law enforcement agents, forensic scientists, or other professionals in the justice system to satisfy mandatory continuing education requirements for continued employment or promotion. This program is offered fully online.
  • Nonprofit Administration
    The Nonprofit Administration Online Program offers students education and specific training in the field of nonprofit administration. This program is offered fully online.
  • Public Health
    The Public Health certificate is geared towards those who currently work in a public health setting but have no formal public health training and are not interested in the Master of Public Health; those who wish to update their public health training; those who work in related fields and wish to broaden their knowledge of public health issues and concepts. This program is offered fully online.
  • Network and Information Security
    The Network and Information Security Professional Certificate is designed to prepare computer and networking professionals for a career in the emerging field of computer security by providing advanced experience in the areas of business continuity, computer system design, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, contingency planning, data integrity, security investigation, and troubleshooting.