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The Graduate School

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172580
Bozeman, MT 59717-2580

Tel: (406) 994-4145
Toll Free: 1-800-255-7962
Fax: (406) 994-4733
Location: 108 Montana Hall


Dr. Karlene A. Hoo, Dean

The Graduate School

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Graduate Students in Action

  • Jan 6: New Student Orientation and new GTA Orientation
  • Jan 8: Classes begin
  • Feb 5: Last day to file Application for Advanced Degree
  • April 11: Graduate Student Summit
  • Apr 14: Last day for master's comprehenseive or Doctoral defense
  • Apr 14: Last day for approval of thesis/dissertation by formatting advisor
  • May 3: Commencement

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      Matthew Calverley

      Doctoral Student: Veterinary Molecular Biology
      Hometown: Delevan, N.Y.

      The National Institutes of Health awarded Matthew a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral fellowship to study how the immune system responds to disease.

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      Focus on Research

      MSU is a top 100 research university. Our faculty are awarded $100 million annually for research and creative projects. Our graduate students have access to world-class research facilities.  Read more about the Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility, one of our many state-of-the-art laboratories.

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      Sara Wezensky

      Doctoral Student: Veterinary Molecular Biology
      Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

      Sara was awarded a peer-reviewed, predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for her work in gaining a better understanding of drug resistant infections.

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      E. Jerry Jessee

      Doctoral Student: History and Philosophy
      Hometown: Central California

      Jerry was recently awarded a National Science Foundation dissertation improvement grant for his work in the environmental and medical implications of nuclear testing.

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      Frankee White Dress

      Doctoral Student: Education
      Hometown: Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.

      Frankee was named one of only 18 Bush Leadership fellows for 2009, an honor that enabled her to pursue her doctorate in Indian Leadership Education and Development.

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      International Study at MSU

      Students from around the world choose to study at MSU for its research labs, faculty, and for the community that MSU and Bozeman offer to those a long way from home. Montana State University and the Bozeman community extend a warm welcome to international students.

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      David Hoffman

      Doctoral Student: Electrical Engineering
      Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

      David was awarded a NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program fellowship and works part of the year at NASA Langley Research Center on the NASA Airborne high spectral resolution LiDAR.


    MSU graduate students are building components for NASA satellites, developing software for Google, growing sustainable food, discovering new treatments for medical patients, creating energy alternatives, and producing films for National Geographic and the Smithsonian. MSU's collaborative culture breaks down barriers and enables graduate students to excel by drawing on numerous disciplines as they explore solutions to critical issues. Students are empowered to design a curriculum that suits their interests and strengths, and prepares them for successful career endeavors.

    At MSU you can choose from more than 54 master's degree options, 37 doctoral degree options and 19 certificate options. As a graduate student, you have direct access to state-of-the art equipment and facilities, and will work alongside world-class faculty.

    Questions about attending Graduate School at Montana State University? E-mail our admissions coordinators