Montana State University Northern

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A member of the Montana State University System, Montana State University � Northern (MSU – Nothern) is a public university located in Havre, Montana. MSU � Northern, formerly known as Northern Montana College, was renamed during the reorganization of Montana’s public university system. In 1913 MSU � Northern was tasked with the responsibility of developing and launching the the Northern Montana Agricultural and Manual Training School at Fort Assinniboine under the Montana State Legislature’s approval, but no money was allocated to the school and the plan didn’t immediately materialize. It was not until 1927 that the State Legislature altered their original act in to include specific academic subjects, and in 1929, the Legislature finally funded the college as a part of the University of Montana (later renamed the Montana University System). MSU – Northern moved to its current location in Havre, Montana in 1932. MSU – Northern has an annual operating budget of roughly $13,000,000.

In 1994, the Montana University System decided to consolidate its smaller campuses into its two larger campuses, Montana State University in Bozeman and University of Montana in Missoula. In June of the same year Northern Montana College was renamed Montana State University � Northern.

MSU – Northern men’s and women’s athletic teams, nicknamed the “Lights” and the “Skylights”, respectively, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). MSU-Northern’s athletic teams primarily compete in the Frontier Conference. Athletics for both men and women include, but are not limited to basketball, golf, and rodeo.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 7751

Havre, MT 59501

(406) 265-3704

(800) 662-6132

Fax: (406) 265-3792

[email protected]

Contact: Stacey Gonsalez

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 7751

Havre, MT 59501

(406) 265-3700

Total undergrads: 1,102


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter 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: Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A,B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies A,B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,B
Drafting and Design Technology A,B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A,B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,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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