Important: Montana State University requires all students to meet the following immunization requirements before registering for classes.
Part 1: MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Students need to submit official documentation showing two MMR vaccinations that meet
the following requirements:
- Two doses started after 12 months of age
- Must be at least 28 days between dose 1 and 2
- Can be as combined or individual vaccines
- Any dose given before 1968 is not considered adequate
- The second dose must be after 1980
- Students can have titers to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella in place of MMR vaccination records.
- Students born before January 1, 1957 are not required to submit documentation of MMRs
- Students need to submit official documentation showing two MMR vaccinations that meet the following requirements:
- Immunization record from doctor's office
- State certificate of immunizations
- High school transcript including immunizations
- Military immunization record
- Yellow immunization card
- Childhood immunization booklet
- Lab results of titers showing immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
- UHP - Medical Services to be completed by a health care provider in place of other official documentation
Part 2: Tuberculosis Screening Form
- Please read and complete the Tuberculosis Screening Form. Then return it to UHP-Medical Services.
- Print and complete this form including top portion with name and date of birth: tuberculosis screening form.Return it to our office via mail, email, or fax. An emailed picture of the completed form will work.
- If you submit at tuberculosis skin test, the documentation must include the injection date, the read date, and the result in millimeters (not just positive or negative). A tuberculosis skin test must be done within a year of starting classes.
Note: During the COVID-19 outbreak, please call our office to discuss your individual situation before scheduling an appointment to get the MMR vaccination, titers, or a TB skin test.
Discuss your vaccination needs with your health care provider
Frequently Asked Questions
Information on holds on your account will be found on the Student Records page under the Student Services tab.
An Initial Immunization hold indicates that something is missing or did not meet the requirements for the immunization documentation. A Tuberculosis Screening hold means that our office has not received your TB screening form or that there is another step or more information is required.
If neither hold is listed, your documentation has met the requirements. Please contact our office with questions.
You can check your immunization status by calling our office at 406-994-2311. A staff member will be happy to review your account with you.
Immunization records and registration holds have to be processed by a staff member, so you may continue to see a registration hold after you’ve submitted your documentation. Please allow some time for our staff to process your records.
Immunization records are usually processed within 48 hours. But this time frame does vary depending on the volume of incoming records.
Please call our office with any concerns or to check your status at 406-994-2311.
MSU only requires documentation of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations and the Tuberculosis Screening Form.
However, we recommend discussing your vaccination history and which shots you need to update with your primary care provider.
You can get the MMR vaccination at the UHP-Medical Services clinic or at a doctor's office, county health department, or pharmacy of your choice.
We encourage you to call around for pricing and contact your insurance company to check the locations at which they will cover the cost.
Please complete and read the Tuberculosis Screening form carefully. You may not need a TB skin test.
If you do need to complete the TB skin test, also called a PPD skin test, you can get the test done at the UHP-Medical Services clinic or at a doctor's office, or county health department of your choice.If you use an outside clinic, please have that office send us the documentation of your TB test including injection date, read date, and result in millimeters.
We encourage you to call around for pricing and contact your insurance company to check the locations at which they will cover the cost if it is covered by your insurance plan.
If you have another form of official documentation on the list above and are submitting that to our office, you do not need to complete the UHP Immunization Form.
If you are submitting the UHP Immunization Form as your documentation of two MMR vaccinations, it must be signed by a doctor, nurse, physician's assistant, family nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. It will also need their clinic stamp.
Please call our office at (406) 994-2311 or email questions about immunizations to firstname.lastname@example.org.