The road to a graduate degree can be a difficult and trying process. A number of resources across campus provide academic and personal support for graduate students. 

For recent announcements and communications from the Graduate School, please visit the Announcements Page.

Research & Academic Resources

Library WorkshopsStaff at the library have created a series of workshops of interest to graduate students. From citation managers and ETD formatting to database management tools, library workshops cover a range of topics.

Statistical Consulting and Research Services(SCRS): The SCRS is available to assist students with research planning, analysis and dissemination. 

Dissertation Success Curriculum: The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides the Dissertation Success Curriculum to provide skills, strategies, and support to overcome obstacles to finishing a dissertation.

The Writing CenterFosters and maintains a vibrant community of writers across the MSU campus. Contact them at 994-5315; 1-114 Wilson Hall

Campus Resources for Student Support

Wellbeing Initiative
The Graduate School

The Wellbeing Initiative is an upcoming program in Fall 2020 aimed at addressing and improving the Wellbeing of graduate students. It contains lists of resources to improve graduate student wellbeing.

Bounty of the Bridgers
994-4380; Office of Health Enhancement

The Bounty of the Bridgers Campus Food Pantry is a student-driven initiative to combat food waste and food insecurity on the MSU campus for students, faculty, and staff. Supplemental and emergency food assistance is offered to to any student, faculty, or staff in need!

Crash Pad
994-2826; SUB 174

The CrashPad is a place to catch any student without a place to sleep at night. This service uses reserved spaces in the Montana State University Family & Graduate Housing facilities to temporarily house students that are currently without a safe, secure, and sustainable place to stay the night.

Counseling & Psychological Services
994-4531; Swingle 211

Provides free and confidential counseling services to students who may be struggling with a range of concerns, from those who are in distress and struggling to those who wish to gain support and prevent concerns from developing into more serious problems.

Office of the Dean of Students
994-2826; SUB 174

Consults with students on academic, personal and developmental issues.

Office of Disability Services
994-2824; SUB 180

Provides services and support to students with disabilities.

Diversity Awareness Office 
994-5801; SUB 368 (above Leigh Lounge)

Provides information and support to the university community in the areas of multicultural awareness and community building, prejudice education and practical resources relating to diversity issues.

Offers LGBTQ+ student support programs.

Office of Health Advancement
994-4380; Swingle Building 210D (East of the SUB)

Promotes generalized well-being by educating on topics such as sexual health, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, as well as the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Student Health Service 
994-2311; Swingle Building (east end of SUB)

  • Provides health service to students, regardless of insurance, if they have paid the student health fee.
  • Provides primary health care (including walk-in acute care, x-ray, clinical laboratory, and pharmacy services) and dental services.
  • Provides specialized services to students, including services related to nutrition, sexual health, drug/alcohol concerns.

Office of Institutional Equity 
994-5326; Hamilton Hall 114

Investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment or sexual violence.

Office of International Programs 
994-4031; Culbertson Hall 400

Advises students on immigration issues.

Oversees health and safety issues related to international travel.

Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success Services 
994-7627; SUB 177

  • Career, Internship & Student Employment Services: career coaching, internship and employment searching/support,, career and job fairs, on-campus interviewing.
  • Office of Financial Education: helps students reduce or assess student loan debt, provides counsel related to savings, budgeting, loans, salary negotiation, retirement, etc. 

University Police 
994-3220; 24 hour Police Dispatch: 994-2121; Corner of 7th and Kagy Blvd.

  • Operates 24 hours/day including semester breaks, summer session and holidays.
  • Provides law enforcement, emergency and non-emergency services.
  • Performs welfare checks on students about which parents, faculty, staff or fellow students may be concerned.
  • Provides escorts on campus any time, day or night.
  • Provides plainclothes officers who can be present in a course or at sensitive meetings upon request.
  • Provides support to anyone who feels threatened or is in immediate danger. Call x2121 on-campus, 911 off-campus/cell phone.

VOICE Center 
994-7069; SUB 370 (above Leigh Lounge); 24-hour confidential/anonymous support: 406-994-7069

  • Provides information and support to anyone impacted by sexual assault, harassment, relationship violence, stalking and interpersonal violence.
  • Provides free walk-in counseling hours available to anyone impacted by interpersonal violence.

Women’s Center 
994-3836; SUB 372 (above Leigh Lounge)

Creates an equitable campus environment by offering educational programs to the university population about gender and women's issues.