Montana State University Graduate Schools

Montana State University (referred to as MSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Bozeman, MT. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Montana State University is $6,805 for Montana residents and $22,391 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,988 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,218 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Montana State University (referred to as MSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Bozeman, MT. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (4/1/1932 - Current).
MSU Directory Information
School NameMontana State University (MSU)
AddressMontana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone406-994-0211
Webhttps://www.montana.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.montana.edu/wwwcat/appopts.html
Financial Infohttps://www.montana.edu/wwwfa
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Montana State University is $6,805 for Montana residents and $22,391 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,988 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,218 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 162 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 11 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$22,391
$6,805 for Montana Residents
Student Population1,988
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs162 graduate programs
(11 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Montana State University is $6,805 for Montana residents and $22,391 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $283 for Montana residents and $1,136 for out-of-state students.
Montana State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Montana State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)11 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Montana State University is $6,805 for Montana residents and $22,391 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.41% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Montana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$4,941$1,437$16,805$1,653
2018-2019$5,089$1,470$18,159$1,686
2019-2020$5,089$1,517$18,765$1,737
2020-2021$5,089$1,561$19,660$1,786
2021-2022$5,089$1,716$20,447$1,944
The graduate school tuition & fees of MSU is average compared to public graduate schools in Montana. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Montana graduate tuition is $21,477 (public) / $25,785 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Montana State University$6,805$22,391
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Montana Graduate Schools$11,910$23,093
Public$6,871$21,477
Private$25,785
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,308 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Montana State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.49% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,308. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.49% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,250$3,450$9,250$3,450
2018-2019$10,100$3,626$10,100$3,626
2019-2020$10,300$3,738$10,300$3,738
2020-2021$10,400$3,838$10,400$3,838
2021-2022$10,400$3,908$10,400$3,908
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $283 for Montana residents and $1,136 for other students at Montana State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.03% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Montana ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$388$1,096
2018-2019$396$1,134
2019-2020$400$1,172
2020-2021$283$1,092
2021-2022$283$1,136

Graduate Programs at MSU

Montana State University offers 89 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 603 students have completed their study at Montana State University.
Offered Degrees at Montana State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree490414
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship24070
Doctor's degree - other2018
Post Bachelor's Degree140101
Total890603
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Montana State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist program with 37 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education program with 81 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Family Practice Nurse/Nursing program with 20 completers.
Montana State University offers 89 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 603 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 414 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 18 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 101 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 7 completers-
Plant Sciences3-
Range Science and Management4-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 30 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation1-
Land Use Planning and Management/Development22-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management7-
Architecture [+] 32 completers-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology32-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 5 completers-
American Indian/Native American Studies5-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Computer Science9-
Education [+] 128 completers$39,300
Curriculum and Instruction25-
Educational Leadership and Administration22$51,500
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching8-
Agricultural Teacher Education3-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education60-
Engineering [+] 40 completers-
Engineering1-
Chemical Engineering5-
Civil Engineering10-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering5-
Mechanical Engineering11-
Industrial Engineering3-
Work and Family Studies [+] 8 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences8-
English Language And Literature [+] 3 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Biochemistry3-
Molecular Biology2-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology1-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology2-
Entomology2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 28 completers-
Mathematics28-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Data Science, General1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 9 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science9-
Physical Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science6-
Physics10-
Optics/Optical Sciences3-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology2-
Counseling Psychology10-
Human Services [+] 6 completers-
Public Administration6-
Social Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Applied Economics7-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 8 completers-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production4-
Art/Art Studies4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies4-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2-
Clinical Nurse Leader3-
Business [+] 32 completers-
Accounting31$53,400
Financial Planning and Services1-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total414
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 4 completers-
Plant Sciences3-
Range Science and Management1-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 10 completers-
Environmental Science9-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Computer Science3-
Education [+] 7 completers-
Education1-
Curriculum and Instruction2-
Educational Leadership and Administration1-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration3-
Engineering [+] 3 completers-
Engineering2-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 3 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences1-
Biochemistry5-
Molecular Biology1-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology9-
Neuroscience1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Physical Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Chemistry7-
Geology/Earth Science5-
Physics6-
Materials Science1-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Psychology0-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total70
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing13-
Nursing Science5-
Total18
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 3 completers-
American Indian/Native American Studies3-
Education [+] 64 completers-
Education6-
Educational Leadership and Administration6-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist37-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor14-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Statistics2-
Physical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 26 completers-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies6-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling17-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse3-
Total101

Graduate Student Population at MSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,988 students enrolled into Montana State University graduate schools where it has total 16,218 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 551 full-time and 1,437 part-time graduate students. By gender, 841 male and 1,147 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9888411,147
Full-time551229322
Part-tme1,437612825
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,579 White (79.43%), 3 Black/African American (0.15%), 91 Hispanic (4.58%), 22 Asian (1.11%), and 293 students with other races. 157 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9888411,147
American Indian/Native American35728
Asian22814
Black/African American312
Hispanic913853
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,579655924
Two More732944
Un-Known281216
Non-resident Alien1579166
Montana State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,503 graduate students (75.60% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 37 graduate students (1.86% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,988
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,503
Enrolled Some Online Courses37
Not in Online Courses448

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Idaho State University (ISU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Pocatello, ID. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $10,324 for Idaho residents and $27,778 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,191 and it offers total 369 graduate programs(15 online programs).
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Flagstaff, AZ. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $11,555 for Arizona residents and $20,125 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,338 and it offers total 237 graduate programs(65 online programs).
California State University-Sacramento (Sacramento State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Sacramento, CA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,826 for California residents and $18,330 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,997 and it offers total 101 graduate programs(2 online programs).
University of Northern Colorado (Northern Colorado) is a Public, 4 years school located in Greeley, CO. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $13,366 for Colorado residents and $22,379 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,966 and it offers total 110 graduate programs(22 online programs).
University of Idaho (UIdaho) is a Public, 4 years school located in Moscow, ID. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,912 for Idaho residents and $29,148 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,425 and it offers total 290 graduate programs(20 online programs).
Portland State University (Portland State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, OR. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $16,518 for Oregon residents and $24,009 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,984 and it offers total 244 graduate programs(10 online programs).
The University of Montana (The University of Montana) is a Public, 4 years school located in Missoula, MT. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $6,892 for Montana residents and $24,096 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,833 and it offers total 237 graduate programs(12 online programs).
Southern Utah University (Southern Utah) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cedar City, UT. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,294 for Utah residents and $24,504 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 1,333 and it offers total 85 graduate programs(17 online programs).
Weber State University (WSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ogden, UT. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,647 for Utah residents and $18,226 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 911 and it offers total 208 graduate programs(17 online programs).
Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cheney, WA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $13,379 for Washington residents and $28,965 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,057 and it offers total 139 graduate programs(82 online programs).

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