Montana State University

http://Montana State University
201 Strand Union Building, P.O. Box 172190
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2452
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Montana State University was founded in 1893 and is public university in Bozeman, Mont. The university was founded as the state’s land grant college and was originally named the Agricultural College of the State of Montana; now it serves as the primary campus in the Montana State University System. Today, the university is recognized by the Carnegie Association as a top tier research university, and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report No. 189 among national universities and No. 108 among top public schools. The university is also a national leader for Phi Kappa Phi Graduate fellowships, a top institution for Goldwater Scholarships, and has graduated several Rhodes and Truman Scholar recipients.

Programs Offered

Montana State University offers students 51 bachelor’s degrees, 41 master’s degrees, and 18 doctoral degrees. The university receives most of its grants for its programs in agriculture, physics, chemistry, microbiology, and engineering. In addition to these programs, the university is known for its programs in western history, Native American studies, architecture, and media and theater arts. Students of Montana State University will attend a university that is known for hands-on learning and a commitment to cutting edge research. Through the Distance Learning center, online students will utilize the Desire2Learn online learning system to access their online courses. The university offers free tutorials for first-time online students.


Montana State University has held accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932.


The admissions process differs slightly for undergraduate and graduate students. Students seeking undergraduate admission can apply online or by sending in the application. In addition, undergraduate students need to submit their ACT/SAT scores and official transcripts from high school or from a college or university if credit hours were taken previously. Graduate students will need to submit their application with the application fee. Graduate students will also need to submit official transcripts showing bachelor’s degree, three letters of recommendations, entrance exam scores, and a letter of intent.

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