"There's this place...where the skies are big and the water flows. A place of deep roots and mountains of pride. A spirit of adventure and a culture of craft. And, throughit all - the river runs. "

Destination Missoula

Recreational Opportunities

Missoula is high up in Montana's Northern Rockies where three rivers meet, with seven wilderness areas around it. Missoula is a place where people come to find great outdoor adventures. With 60,000 acres of wilderness, you can kayak, hike, ski, fish, ride, raft and tube. Missoula is a rich art and culture center, with a number of great museums.


Campus Director
Dr. Tracey Koch
Associate Professor
Assistant Campus Director
Elizabeth Pecora
Clinical Instructor
(406) 243-2599
Administrative Associate
Louis Johnston 


Bobcat Nurse Profile

Brook Richter

"If I have learned anything from my professors here on the Missoula campus it would be first and foremost that nursing does not come from skills alone, but from being a compassionate and open minded human being. I am a traditional BSN student about to enter my last year in Missoula. Transitioning to a new community was challenging, but this group of professors and peers made me feel at home with love and support, truly encompassing what it means to be a Bobcat Nurse. Missoula's two hospitals offer an array of opportunities to help you grow as a knowledgeable nurse. I found not only mentors within the MSU faculty, but also the nurses in town who helped me learn with hands on application and easy dialogue, all whom I could feel were truly invested in my learning. Missoula is surrounded by gorgeous mountains full of outdoor recreating. I have truly enjoyed my time here and am excited to continue on this journey to become a graduated Bobcat Nurse."

- Brook Richter, Class of 2021

Quick Facts 

Location: The Missoula Campus of the Montana State University College of Nursing is located on the campus of the University of Montana in North Corbin Hall at 32 Campus Drive.

Student and Faculty Major Clinical Partners
  • 24 Total Faculty
  • 130 Total Students
  • 24 Traditional BSN Cohort (admitted fall/spring)
  • 16 Accelerated BSN Cohort (admitted fall)



Transportation Child Care

It is very difficult to survive without an automobile given the variety of clinical sites. The public bus system, Mountain Line, operates from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., which isn't satisfactory for shift work. Due to cold weather bicycles are not an option. The UM and Mountain Line bus systems are both free of charge. Automobiles are required for Community Health Nursing and community-based experiences in other courses. Parking permits on campus are available for approximately $124.50 per half-year and can be purchased from the UM Police Department, 406-243-6132. You must purchase your permit in-person and identify yourself as an MSU College of Nursing Student.

ASUM Day Care, 406-243-2542, provides onsite child care, but slots are limited and it's first come first serve.

Looking for more resources or assistance paying for child care? https://www.childcareresources.org/ of Missoula is a great resource!

Housing Computer Labs

Average rent runs from $950.00 and up in the Missoula area. It is recommended that you arrive in Missoula early and be prepared to pay first, last, and a damage deposit for rentals. Bulletin boards at the University Center on the University of Montana campus have ads for roommates.

Residence halls on the University of Montana campus may have space available if you apply early. There is a $25.00 non-refudable application fee. *You will need a 790 number to apply, please contact Louis Johnston, Administrative Assistant to get a 790 number.

From the UM Housing Page:


The University of Montana seeks to enhance diversity by recognizing and embracing the differences in age, ideas and perspectives, disabilities, creed, ethnicity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and the socioeconomic and geographic composition of its faculty, administrative professionals, staff and students. UM Housing has an expectation that all residents will actively participate in creating welcoming communities. For more information about a housing space that best suits your needs, please call 406-243-2611. Our highly trained staff is awaiting your call to discuss any questions you may have. 


Residence Halls

101 Turner Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2611
Fax: (406) 243-2344

Lewis & Clark Village

3000 South Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 552-3409
Fax: (406) 243-2344

University Villages

#1 Elkhorn Court
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 243-6030
Fax: (406) 243-6035

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Payments Accepted: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students have acces to computers from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.and there are five available.

Questions about computer use can be directed to campus Administrative Assistants.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services Fees

Option 1) MSU Bozeman Services: Students in Missoula interested in telehealthservicesthrough MSU Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services may contact CPS for an intake appointment.  

CPS:  http://www.montana.edu/counseling     406-994-4531 

Option 2) MSU students in Missoula can access mental health services at the U of M Curry Health Center. 



Option 1) MSU-CON students on the Missoula campus can access ongoing telehealthcounseling services through MSU Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services.  

Students wishing to access ongoing telehealth services through CPS will pay the MSU student health fee by calling 406-994-2311.  


Option 2) MSU CON students can pay the U of M health fee to access mental health counseling services through their Student Health Services. The fee also covers medical, dental, and health coaching services. There is no charge for the first counseling visit, but additional sessions are $20/session.  



Additional Missoula Campus Mental Health Resources