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 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 2021 graduate school tuition & fees at Montana State University is $6,606 for Montana residents and $20,282 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,963 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,814 including undergraduate students.

Montana State University Graduate School Overview

Montana State University (referred to as MSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Bozeman, MT. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
Montana State University is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (4/1/1932 - Current).
Montana State University Directory Information
School NameMontana State University (referred to as 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 2021 graduate school tuition & fees at Montana State University is $6,606 for Montana residents and $20,282 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,963 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,814 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 88 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 10 programs are available online classes.
MSU Graduate School 2021 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$20,282
$6,606 for Montana Residents
Student Population1,963
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs88 graduate programs
(10 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Montana State University is $6,606 for Montana residents and $20,282 for out-of-state students for academic year 2020-2021. The tuition per credit hour is $283 for Montana residents and $1,092 for out-of-state students. Montana State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
MSU 2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Montana Residents$6,606
Out-of-State$20,282
Tuition per Credit Hour
Montana Residents$283
Out-of-State$1,092
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 Montana State University 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 at MSU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)10 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

Montana State University 2021 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the graduate school tuition & fees of Montana State University is $6,606 for Montana residents and $20,282 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.60% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & fees at Montana State University
Montana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$4,797$1,405$16,805$1,621
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
For academic year 2020-2021, the living costs are $14,238 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 1.42% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,238. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.42% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Living Costs at Montana State University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2016-2017$8,900$3,380$8,900$3,380
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
For academic year 2020-2021, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $283 for Montana residents and $1,092 for other students at Montana State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -6.83% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour Montana State University
Montana ResidentsOut-of-State
2016-2017$380$1,059
2017-2018$388$1,096
2018-2019$396$1,134
2019-2020$400$1,172
2020-2021$283$1,092

Graduate Programs at MSU

Montana State University offers 84 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 653 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 Degree457480
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship23071
Doctor's degree - other2220
Post Bachelor's Degree14582
Total8414653

Montana State University offers 84 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 653 students have completed their studies.
  • 480 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 20 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 82 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 12 completers-
Plant Sciences2-
Range Science and Management10-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] (2 completers) 25 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation1-
Land Use Planning and Management/Development18-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management6-
Architecture [+] 30 completers-
0-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology30-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
African Studies0-
American Indian/Native American Studies1-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science13-
Education [+] (6 completers) 170 completers$39,300
Education29$39,300
Curriculum and Instruction21-
Educational Leadership and Administration30$51,500
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services4-
Agricultural Teacher Education0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education81-
Engineering [+] 46 completers-
Engineering9-
Chemical Engineering2-
Civil Engineering13-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Mechanical Engineering11-
Industrial Engineering6-
Work and Family Studies [+] 5 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences5-
English Language And Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences1-
Biochemistry1-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology5-
Entomology2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] (1 completers) 32 completers-
Mathematics32-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 6 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science6-
Physical Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry2-
Geology/Earth Science5-
Physics17-
Optics/Optical Sciences3-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology3-
Counseling Psychology9-
Human Services [+] 13 completers-
0-
Public Administration13-
Social Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Applied Economics10-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production3-
Art/Art Studies7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 17 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies16-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1-
Clinical Nurse Leader0-
Business [+] (2 completers) 25 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Accounting22$53,400
Financial Planning and Services3-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total480
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 3 completers-
Plant Sciences2-
Range Science and Management1-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 9 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Environmental Science9-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science3-
Education [+] 18 completers-
Education4-
Curriculum and Instruction5-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Engineering [+] 8 completers-
Engineering8-
Chemical Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 2 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biochemistry1-
Molecular Biology2-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology6-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics2-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry8-
Physics5-
Materials Science0-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Psychology0-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Total71
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing17-
Nursing Science3-
Total20
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
American Indian/Native American Studies9-
Education [+] (3 completers) 32 completers-
Education3-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist28-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 2 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics2-
Physical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies14-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling11-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Total82

Graduate Student Population at MSU

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,988 students enrolled into Montana State University graduate schools where it has total 16,814 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 551 full-time and 1,437 part-time students. By gender, 841 male and 1,147 female students are attending Montana State University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for Montana State University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
Montana State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9888411,147
Full-time551229322
Part-tme1,437612825
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Montana State University.
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 at Montana State University
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. Next table summarizes the online student population for Montana State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Montana State University
Number of Students
Total1,988
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,503
Enrolled Some Online Courses37
Not in Online Courses448

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California State University-Sacramento (Sacramento State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Sacramento, CA. The 2021 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,802 for California residents and $18,306 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,089 and it offers total 46 graduate programs(1 online programs).
University of Northern Colorado (Northern Colorado) is a Public, 4 years school located in Greeley, CO. The 2021 graduate program tuition & fees is $12,894 for Colorado residents and $21,647 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,205 and it offers total 65 graduate programs(15 online programs).
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Portland State University (Portland State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Portland, OR. The 2021 graduate program tuition & fees is $13,218 for Oregon residents and $19,347 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 5,354 and it offers total 164 graduate programs(9 online programs).
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Southern Utah University (Southern Utah) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cedar City, UT. The 2021 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,338 for Utah residents and $24,548 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 925 and it offers total 10 graduate programs(10 online programs).
Weber State University (WSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ogden, UT. The 2021 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,326 for Utah residents and $17,506 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 782 and it offers total 20 graduate programs(4 online programs).
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