Vision: The Graduate School strives to foster an environment that produces outstanding graduate scholars who contribute new ideas and knowledge using creative and innovative approaches to solve challenges in an evolving world.

Mission: The Graduate School enriches the graduate student experience by providing excellent service, timely oversight, and relentless advocacy for student success.

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A Brief History & a Look at The Graduate School Today

MSU Strategic Plan Sets Goals for The Graduate School

The strategic plan aims to continue building programs which align with our Land-Grant Mission. The Graduate School will work towards this goal by offering unique degree and certificate programs in established and multidisciplinary areas, such as engineering, business, science and the arts. For current enrollment and degree awarded data, see the Graduate School Dashboard.

Montana State University Quick Facts

  • Founded: 1893
  • Affiliation: Public unit of the Montana University System, Montana's Land-Grant Institution
  • Research: MSU is among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures, averaging $120 million annually. For more information visit the Office of Research & Economic Development's homepage