Application Deadline

Priority deadline for Domestic and International applicants wanting to be considered for Assistantships: Fall Semester, Feburary 1st; Spring Semester, August 1st

Regular application deadline for Domestic applicants: Fall Semester, July 1st; Spring Semester, November 1st, Summer Semester, March 15th

Regular application deadline for International applicants: Fall Semester, May 1st; Spring Semester, September 15th; Summer Semester, January 15th

Required Tests

Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for application. These scores must be received directly from ETS. Minimum score requirements are 145 Verbal and 153 Quantitative. For Montana State University the Institution code is 4488.

Note: typical scores for admitted graduate students are well above the minimums required.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student. 


For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


Our goal is to prepare students to use their knowledge and skills to contribute to society and their profession. We offer undergraduate degrees in both chemical engineering and bioengineering.

The basis of both chemical and biological engineering is the useful transformation of matter from one form to another. That transformation can be brought about by direct chemical reactions, or chemical reactions mediated by living organisms.

Right now, chemical and biological engineers can work in many of the same areas. That may change as bioengineering develops as a profession, but bioengineers are likely to work closely with chemical engineers for the foreseeable future.