MSU Billings Catalog

Chancellor's Welcome

Welcome to the Graduate Studies Program at Montana State University Billings. As the Chancellor of Montana State University Billings, I am pleased you have chosen our University to undertake your advanced studies. During your time with us, you will be provided opportunities to enhance your academic experience in the classroom, as well as through field-based learning experiences, graduate seminars, special projects, and  research opportunities. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.

The benefits of a graduate education both personally and professionally, are clear. They include professional and career growth, potential for increased lifetime earnings, intellectual growth and development, and being prepared for the rapidly changing environment in which we live and work.

At Montana State University Billings, you will find excellent resources available to you, such as state-of-the-art computer labs and access to student support services.  But more importantly, I am most proud of the amazing faculty with whom you will study. These extremely talented and dedicated scholars are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise and scholarly contributions. They are here to help you achieve your graduate educational and career goals, and you will find them eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Our graduate degree programs are high demand fields. This Graduate Catalog details general and specific requirements of all advanced degrees, course descriptions, as well as information regarding admission procedures and criteria, registration, fees, financial aid information, and graduate research and teaching assistantship opportunities.

At Montana State University Billings, our vision is to educate students to impact an evolving global community. Please remember we want you to succeed and are here to assist you in every way possible.

Again, welcome to Montana State University Billings and the Graduate Studies Program.  I wish you the best as you pursue your graduate education.


Stefani Hicswa, Ph.D.