Montana State University graduate education is highly affordable and of great value.  View both the regular graduate tuition and fee schedule and the online graduate tuition and fee schedules here

Estimate of tuition and fees of 30 credit masters tuition and fees ** 

Resident of Montana $11,450
Eligible Western States and select programs*** $16,058
Non-resident $34,611


Assistantships are a great deal.  Students get a monthly stipend and their tuiton is almost always covered*.

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 Financing your graduate education:

We have partnered with the Council of Graduate Schools to develop a great resource ( to help you:

  • Estimate the extra salary you may command with a graduate degree
  • Plan a budget
  • Negotiate your job offer at the end of graduate school


*If tuition is not covered, then it is charged at in-state rates

** Assumes master's completion in 4-semesters (without a graduate assistantship), review the tuition & fee rates for online and face to face delivery:

***WICHE graduate programs at MSU: