Montana State University Bozeman

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Located in Bozeman, Montana, Montana State University (MSU) is a public four-year university that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Part of the Montana State University system, the primary campus is the state’s land-grant university in the Montana State University System. MSU has nine academic colleges and schools that together offer over 50 fields of study at the undergraduate level, 41 fields of study for Master’s degrees, and 18 fields of study for doctoral degrees.

MSU employs roughly 700 full-time and 420 part-time instructors at any given time, and has a total annual student enrollment of just over 14,000. KGLT radio, KUSM television, and the Museum of the Rockies are located at the university’s main campus in Bozeman. MSU’s eight Agricultural Experiment Stations and 60 County and Reservation Extension Offices offer educational outreach services and programs to communities and citizens throughout the State of Montana.

MSU is one the top ten higher education institutions for Goldwater Scholarships, and has been a national front runner for the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships for several years. MSU consistently produces students who win the USA Today Academic All-American honors and receive Rhodes and Truman scholarships. MSU is a third-tier National University and is consistently listed by U.S. News and World Report as a “best buy” for American undergraduate education. The largest T. Rex skull ever found is displayed at the Museum of the Rockies located at MSU. This campus offers the world’s only Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Science and Natural History Filmmaking degree.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 172190

Bozeman, MT 59717-2190

(406) 994-2452

(888) 678-2287

Fax: (406) 994-1923

Contact: Ronda Russell

Director, Admissions and Enrollment Services
Main Address

Bozeman, MT 59717

(406) 994-0211

Total undergrads: 10,519

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,070

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,406

Graduate enrollment: 1,850


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Horticulture Science B
Plant Sciences B
Range Science/Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Environmental Design B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Agricultural Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

  • A = Associate degree
  • B = Bachelor’s degree
  • C = Certificate or Diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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