Welcome! We are excited to share the graduate program opportunities that our department offers. MSU is among the top 3 percent of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures, and has Carnegie classification for very high research activity.

Degrees Offered

We offer the following graduate degrees and certificates:

After learning more by following one of the links above, please consider submitting an Application for Graduate Admissions

Important Dates

For Fall admission:

  • January 15 – Priority application deadline.

  • February 15 – Application deadline for all international applicants needing a new visa (regardless of funding) and all domestic applicants seeking GTA funding.

  • March 15 – Department decision forwarded to Graduate School.

For Spring admission:

  • September 1 – Priority application deadline.

  • September 30 – Department decision forwarded to Graduate School.

Research Opportunities

See our department's research webpage to learn about our research focus areas, research facilities, faculty research interests, and new developments.

Funding Opportunities

Incoming Ph.D. students are typically funded with teaching assistantships for their first year. During that period, they connect with faculty and typically receive research assistantships for the remainder of their graduate studies.  Other opportunities include the College of Engineering's Benjamin Fellowship for first year Ph.D. students and the Graduate School's funding and fellowship opportunities.

Incoming M.S. students are welcome to apply to be a teaching assistant after they are offered admission.  However, because the application process is competitive, an M.S. student needs to be prepared to self-fund their studies.

Life in Bozeman

Known for its high quality of life and regularly featured on national "Best Places" lists, Bozeman combines a vibrant downtown, walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and easy access to nearby mountains and rivers. Learn more.


Click on this Graduate Inquiry Form if you would like to receive more information.