The Graduate School

Mission and Goals

The mission of The Graduate School is to promote and sustain graduate programs of the highest quality at Montana State University (MSU).  As such, The Graduate School seeks to enable a supportive research and learning environment for MSU graduate program growth and development to advance the health, prosperity, and welfare of all the communities that MSU serve.

Welcome from the Dean of The Graduate School

Dr. Karlene Hoo, Dean of The Graduate School

The Graduate School welcomes you to Montana State University.  We are delighted that you have chosen MSU, and we invite you to learn more about our outstanding graduate programs, the exciting and challenging opportunities afforded graduate students, and the eclectic community of Bozeman, Montana.

The Carnegie Foundation ranked MSU as one of 108 research universities with very high research activity.  MSU continues to honor its land grant heritage by providing outstanding educational and research experiences to students from the state, the nation, and the world.  Our faculty are respected for their world-class research, teaching, and engagement.  To find out more about the opportunities to work in state-of-the-art facilities on cutting-edge research projects we encourage you to visit our departments and their websites for more information.

The community of Bozeman offers a truly unique high-quality life-style that complements the rich intellectual environment at MSU.  The area is home to a large and growing number of high technology companies, many of which have originated from the research programs at MSU.  Opportunities exist to become engaged in these companies.

The Graduate School staff and I welcome your questions and comments about the graduate programs at MSU. We can be contacted at gradschool@montana.edu to assist you in making critical decisions about graduate studies and career development.

Graduate Programs

The master’s and doctoral degree offerings at MSU are listed below, along with each academic department’s web site address.  To find out more about a specific graduate program, we invite you to contact the graduate coordinator from the department.  For detailed information about the graduate study opportunities that await you at MSU, visit The Graduate School web pages at www.montana.edu/wwwdg


Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/econ/

Division of Agriculture Education

Home Page: www.ag.montana.edu/ageducation/

American Studies

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/amst/index.html

Department of Animal and Range Sciences

Home Page: http://animalrange.montana.edu/degrees-grad.htm

School of Architecture

Home Page: http://www.arch.montana.edu/pages/programs/programs.php

School of Art

Home Page: http://www.msuschoolofart.com/

Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE)

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/cob/

Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/cbn/grad_program_requirements.html

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Home Page: http://www.chbe.montana.edu/

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Home Page: http://www.chemistry.montana.edu/graduate/

Department of Civil Engineering

Home Page: http://www.coe.montana.edu/ce/

Department of Computer Science

Home Page: http://www.cs.montana.edu/

Department of Earth Sciences

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/wwwes/programs/graduate.htm

Department of Ecology

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/ecology/

Department of Education

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/wwweduc/grad/index.shtml

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Home Page: http://www.coe.montana.edu/ee/research/eegrad1.htm

College of Engineering

Home Page: http://www.coe.montana.edu/

Department of English

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/english/grad_overview.html

School of Film and Photography

Home Page: http://naturefilm.montana.edu/

Department of Health and Human Development

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/hhd/

Department of History and Philosophy

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/wwwhi/

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Home Page: http://landresources.montana.edu/

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Home Page: http://www.math.montana.edu/grad/index_future.html

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Home Page: http://www.coe.montana.edu/mie/

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/mbim/

Molecular BioSciences Program

Home Page: http://mbprogram.montana.edu/index.asp

Department of Native American Studies

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/

College of Nursing

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/nursing/

Department of Physics

Home Page: www.physics.montana.edu

Department of Plant Sciences

Home Page: http://plantsciences.montana.edu/studentinfo/grad/student_grad.html

Department of Political Science

Home Page: thttp://www.montana.edu/wwwcat/programs/grad_mpa.htm

Department of Psychology

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpy/

Master of Science in Science Education

Home Page: http://www.montana.edu/msse/


 Interdisciplinary Programs


On-Line Options through Extended University

http://eu.montana.edu/online/degrees/

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificates