As a land-grant university, Montana State University was founded on a visionary idea: that every student, regardless of background, has the right to pursue a college education.
Today, MSU is a thriving and fast-growing Carnegie R1 research institution, and one of the most active research universities in the mountain west. Located in the beautiful Northern Rocky Mountains of Bozeman, MSU is the largest research hub in the state, providing students with ample opportunities to work on real-world research and creative projects. Whether you're working in one of our 300 on-campus labs or in the field, researching Alzheimer's treatments or sending radiation-resistant computers to the moon, designing a building or pitching a business idea to a local company, you will have the opportunity to build your resume and to create real change, starting in your classes.
Make the outdoors your laboratory and your playground with 1.8 million acres of nearby wilderness and Yellowstone National Park just 1.5 hours away. MSU challenges students to think outside the classroom and use the spectacular location of Bozeman as inspiration in their chosen field of study.