Montana State University

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 - Policies and Procedures

Challenging Courses

Challenge provides the opportunity to earn college credits and grade point without formal course enrollment. A graduate student accepted into a degree program may challenge a graduate course through their department or program. A student may challenge a course only if the prerequisites for the course have been met.

  • Master's students may challenge no more than a total of six (6) semester credit hours and apply those credits to a degree program.
  • Doctoral students may challenge no more than a total of nine (9) semester credit hours, including those hours successfully challenged for a master's degree.

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