Montana State University offers the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in a unique Rocky Mountain setting that provides students with advanced research opportunities at such sites as the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park. With a special focus on the American West, the program draws on a distinguished cohort of full-time and associated faculty with research and teaching expertise in the disciplines of Anthropology, Architectural History, Art History, English, History, Film and Photography, Native American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

If you are not a Montana resident, here is some important information: MSU's American Studies program is a Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). This program allows students from 16 select western states/territories to pay 150% of resident tuition instead of full out-of-state tuition. 

To find out more about the program and to see if your state qualifies, please visit the WICHE website for more information. 

If you would like to request specific program information including costs and how to appy, meet virtually with a graduate coordinator, request information on a career webinar, or request a coffee hour with the dean, please click on the link below.

Request more information about the American Studies program

The following links and announcements are intended to assist both prospective and current students. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or would like to discuss the program further.

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