Montana State University

Division of Graduate Education

Graduate Education at Montana State University

http://www.montana.edu/wwwdg/

Mission and Goals Statement

The mission of The Graduate School (DGE) is to develop, nurture, promote and sustain graduate programs of the highest quality at Montana State University (MSU). DGE seeks to support graduate students and graduate programs at the highest level, to provide a foundation for MSU graduate program growth and development, and advance the health, prosperity, and welfare of the United States and the State of Montana.

Welcome from the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

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

As a top 100 research university, Montana State continues to honor its land grant heritage by providing outstanding educational experiences to students from throughout the state, the nation, and the world. Our faculty are highly recognized for their world-class research, teaching and outreach. The opportunities to work in state-of-the-art facilities on cutting-edge research projects are virtually endless at MSU. We encourage you to visit our departments and their websites for more information about these opportunities.

The community of Bozeman offers a truly unique and quality life-style to complement 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 abound for graduate students seeking employment and research opportunities in these high technology companies.

The Graduate School staff and I welcome your questions and comments about the graduate programs at MSU. Please contact us at gradstudy@montana.edu so that we can assist you in making your graduate experience at Montana State University the most rewarding time in your career development.

Sincerely,

Carl A. Fox, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education

 

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 information about the programs you are interested in, we invite you to talk with someone 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

  • Master of Science in Applied Economics

Division of Agriculture Education

www.ag.montana.edu/ageducation/

  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education -- administered through Division of Agricultural Education/Agricultural Operations Technology

Department of Animal and Range Sciences

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

  • Master of Science in Animal and Range Sciences
  • Master of Science in Entomology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Animal and Range Sciences

School of Architecture

  • Master of Architecture

School of Art

http://www.montana.edu/wwwart/haveflash.html

  • Master of Fine Arts

College of Business

http://www.montana.edu/cob/Accounting/mpac.html

  • Master of Professional Accountancy

Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience

http://www.montana.edu/cbn/

  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Master of Science in Neuroscience
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (interdisciplinary)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (option in Chemical Engineering)

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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

  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

Department of Civil Engineering

http://www.coe.montana.edu/ce/layer_one_docs/graduate_programs.html

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (interdisciplinary)
  • Master of Construction Engineering Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (options in Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Engineering)

Department of Computer Science

http://www.cs.montana.edu/

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Department of Earth Sciences

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

  • Master of Science in Earth Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Sciences

Department of Ecology

http://www.montana.edu/ecology/current pages/gradinfo.html

  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Master of Science in Ecological and Environmental Statistics
  • Master of Science in Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Fish and Wildlife Biology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Department of Education

www.montana.edu/wwweduc/

  • Master of Education (options in Adult and Higher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Education Administration)
  • Education Specialist (options in Adult and Higher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Education Administration)
  • Doctor of Education (options in Adult and Higher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Education Administration)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (option in Electrical & Computer)

Department of English

http://www1.english.montana.edu/index.php?s=graduate

  • Master of Arts in English

Division of Graduate Education Programs

http://www.montana.edu/msse

  • Master of Science in Science Education (interdisciplinary)
  • IGERT: Geobiological Systems

Department of Health and Human Development

  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Health and Human Development (options in Counseling, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Financial Planning, and Health Promotion and Education)

Department of History and Philosophy

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

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Doctor of Philosophy in History

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

http://landresources.montana.edu/

  • Master of Science in Entomology (coordinating department)
  • Master of Science in Land Rehabilitation
  • Master of Science in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Department of Mathematical Sciences

http://www.M.montana.edu/grad

  • Master of Science in Mathematics (options in Mathematics and Mathematics Education)
  • Master of Science in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Ecological and Environmental Statistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Management Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (options in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering)

Department of Media and Theatre Arts

http://naturefilm.montana.edu/

  • Master of Fine Arts in Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Department of Microbiology

http://www.montana.edu/wwwmb/

  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology

Department of Native American Studies

http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/index.php?page=graduate

  • Master of Arts in Native American Studies

College of Nursing

http://www.montana.edu/wwwnu/academic/mn.htm

  • Master of Nursing (options in Family Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Department of Physics

www.physics.montana.edu

  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Department of Plant Sciences

http://plantsciences.montana.edu/studentGrad.htm

  • Master of Science in Entomology (interdisciplinary)
  • Master of Science in Plant Pathology
  • Master of Science in Plant Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science

Department of Political Science

http://www.montana.edu/wwwpo/mpaprogram/

  • Master of Public Administration

Department of Psychology

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

  • Master of Science in Psychological Science

Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology

http://vmb.montana.edu/graduate/

  • Master of Science in Veterinary Molecular Biology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Molecular Biology

Interdisciplinary Programs

http://montana.edu/gradstudies/

  • IGERT: Geobiological Systems
  • Master of Science in Ecological and Environmental Statistics
  • Master of Science in Science Education
  • Molecular Biosciences Program
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Graduate Web Pages

The Graduate School web pages include an online application and instructions on how to apply for a graduate degree program. Information about research opportunities at MSU, graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, degree requirements, and other policies and procedures can be found online. For further information, contact the department you are interested in, or visit the DGE web pages at www.montana.edu/wwwdg. We look forward to discussing Montana State University's graduate education possibilities with you.


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