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History

Montana State University was established in 1893 as the Agricultural College of the State of Montana.

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

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
801
2023
801 -200
2022
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
901
2022
-
2021
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
611 -24
2022
587
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!

Student clubs

  • Montanathon.
  • American Indian Council Leadership.
  • Backcountry Squatters.
  • Montanathon.
  • American Indian Council Leadership.
  • Backcountry Squatters

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.

Montana State University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Montana State University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Merit-based

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SHAPE America
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
60000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Postdocs in STEM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2024
Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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SETC
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship
Need-based

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CouponBirds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Support Creativity Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Support Creativity
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Zolve Global Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zolve
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Montana State University, visit our scholarship search.

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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