Montana State University
Established in 1893, Montana State University 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.
Degrees offered at Montana State University are Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral. Through its 9 academic colleges it offers a wide range of programs. Students, professors and staff at MSU work together with community partners to exchange and apply knowledge and resources that improve the world. MSU recently earned The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's engagement classification.
MSU is the largest research university in Montana and the largest research and development entity of any kind in the state, which translates into many opportunities for students to conduct meaningful hands-on research and creative projects as well as economic prosperity for the area. The university research has led to significant discoveries that are changing the world. It 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.
One of MSU's greatest assets is its location. Bozeman is known as one of the top towns for outdoor recreation and high quality of life in the country, just look at its top rankings in magazines like Outside, National Geographic Adventurer, Powder Magazine and Fly Rod and Reel. MSU is the only university with easy access to Yellowstone National Park. For MSU students, Yellowstone is a 20 million-acre classroom, lab and adventure hub featuring hot springs, rivers, peaks and wildlife. Known as The University of the Yellowstone, MSU is located just 90 miles from the park.
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