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 and delighted you have chosen our University to undertake your advanced studies.  During your time with us, you will be provided every opportunity to enhance and enrich your academic experience in the classroom and through field based learning experiences, graduate seminars, special projects, and exciting and stimulating research educational opportunities.  I encourage you to take full advantage of every opportunity presented to you.

The benefits of a graduate education for you, personally and professionally, are clear and compelling.  Quite simply stated, they include professional and career growth, potential for increased lifetime earnings, intellectual growth and development, and to be better prepared to take advantage of a rapidly changing and uniquely challenging environment in which we live and work.

At Montana State University Billings, you will find excellent resources available to you:  state-of-the-art computer labs, up-to-date library holdings, access to student support services, and comfortable classrooms, just to mention a few.  But more importantly, I am most proud of the superb 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.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Allied Health Professions, and the College of Education offer graduate degree programs in high demand career fields.  The Graduate Catalog details general and specific requirements of all advanced degrees offered by Montana State University Billings.  In addition, the Graduate Catalog contains academic degree requirements, course descriptions, as well as provides information regarding admission procedures and criteria, registration, fees, financial aid information, and graduate research and teaching assistantships opportunities.

In this changing and challenging world we live in, there is an ever-increasing need for lifelong learning.  At Montana State University Billings, our vision is to be “Your University of Choice and Educational Partner for a Lifetime.”  Please remember we want you to succeed and are here to assist you in every way possible.

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


Daniel Edelman, Ph.D.