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

Research at Montana State University

Research at Montana State University

Research is one of the fundamental building blocks of the majority of the graduate work conducted at Montana State University. Most of the graduate degrees awarded require students to conduct original research which is then presented in theses, dissertations, or published articles. The Graduate School is fortunate to be associated with a number of outstanding research centers and programs on the Bozeman campus and beyond. The availability of faculty and facilities through the various centers and programs allows graduate students the opportunity to conduct the high level, in depth investigation of their subject of interest. The Research, Creativity & Technology Transfer website can be found at

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs):

  • Students have had the option to post their theses and dissertations on the world wide web since Fall 2003. The Graduate School highly recommends that students submit their work in the electronic format for possible posting on the world wide web. The ETD initiative web site is at
  • Complete copies of all MSU dissertations produced since 1996 are available in electronic format from This service is only available from computers with an appropriate MSU IP address.

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