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Montana State University

MSU prepares students to graduate equipped for careers and further education. MSU’s low student to faculty ratio means accessible professors and hands-on learning opportunities.

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Education

MSU prepares students to graduate equipped for careers and further education. MSU’s low student to faculty ratio means accessible professors and hands-on learning opportunities. Working alongside world-class faculty mentors, students discover new knowledge that helps to improve quality of life around the globe. This supportive and collaborative learning environment helps students succeed in competing for national and international scholarships and awards. Explore our academic colleges, as well as some additional programs, below.

Research

MSU is recognized nationally for its prominence in research among leading public research universities. Research expenditures at MSU typically exceed $100 million annually and top research departments include immunology, chemistry and biochemistry, transportation, physics, and land resources and environmental sciences; while much of the research funding from the National Institutes of Health, Departments of Energy, Defense and Agriculture, and private sources. MSU research has led to significant discoveries that are changing the world. MSU holds more than 250 active technology licenses. In addition, 91 patents and 36 plant variety certificates have been issued for MSU discoveries with many more pending.

Career

Career, Internship and Student Employment Services provides opportunities for students to develop skills and strategies in defining their professional career path and pursue their interests and aspirations. We establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with employers and provide them continuous learners who are adaptable and skilled to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. We believe good career planning occurs in concentrated and well thought out steps. 

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
801 -300
2019
501 100
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
601 -100
2019
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
-
2019
567
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Launched in 2011, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success comprises the Office of Student Success; Career, Internship & Student Employment Services; the Office of Financial Education; the Office of Return-to-Learn and the MSU Hilleman Scholars Program. The Center saw 17,900 client visits last year, with increased growth each year since its inception.

Housing services

The University provides eleven residence halls with various living options. The halls offer many services, including study rooms, computer facilities, and kitchen areas. There are options for coed, all-male, and all-female residence halls. Options are available for non-traditional students.

Space in MSU’s residence halls is guaranteed to any undergraduate student desiring one. Students are encouraged to live in a residence hall during their first term at MSU in order to meet other students in a relaxed, secure, and convenient environment. Undergraduates with fewer than 30 semester credits completed are required to live in a residence hall on campus.

Library services

Located in the center of campus, our Library has over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, tech-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas.

ICT services

The IT Center is the provider of central information technology services to Montana State University. 

Medical services

UHP Medical and Dental Services are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and are committed to meeting the highest and most current health standards. Services are provided by experienced physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health care professionals. 

Student Life

Campus life

As Montana's largest university, Montana State is constantly striving to improve the quality of the student experience on campus. 

In the past decade, MSU has added over 4,000 students to campus. Along the way, we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in new and improved infrastructure to help improve the student experience. Residence hall renovations, classroom upgrades, additional parking spaces, and new academic buildings have all occurred within the past five years, raising the bar for quality of life on our Bozeman campus.

Sports facilities

Welcome to the home page for Club Sports at Montana State University. We are proud to have 27 club sports ranging from snow sports to soccer to lacrosse to equestrian. You can find everything you need to know about our clubs on our page. Don't see a club sport that you're interested in playing? You can also find information on how to start a new club sport!

Accreditation

MSU maintains and exceeds a variety of accreditation requirements that were designed to ensure high quality educational standards. MSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. During its most recent re-accreditation, MSU was commended for an "extremely high level of productivity and effectiveness." In addition to national accreditation, many of MSU’s colleges, departments and programs also maintain rigorous accreditation credentials through discipline specific agencies.

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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