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FROM THE PRESIDENT Thank you for your interest in Montana State University. I am immensely proud of this university and the dedicated people who make it work. We take our fundamental mission of educating students very seriously and do it well. We engage in important, leading edge research and creative endeavors in a broad array of fields. As Montana’s land-grant university, we are deeply involved in serving the people of Montana, the United States and the world. Located in the beautiful city of Bozeman in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, we have a unique setting that offers our students and faculty wonderful recreational opportunities, a rich selection of cultural events, and a friendly, safe place to live.

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If my office can assist you in any way, please contact me.

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Montana State University is a vibrant and growing landgrant institution where students, faculty and staff enjoy a challenging and collaborative atmosphere that fosters innovative exploration and creativity in a spectacular Rocky Mountain setting.

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U N I V E R S I T Y OV E RV I E W Founded in 1893, Montana State University has a national and international reputation for its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. MSU now enrolls over 14,000 students with instruction provided by over 890 faculty members. As the state’s land grant institution, MSU strives to integrate teaching, outreach and discovery. The university’s traditional strengths are in engineering, life and physical sciences, natural resources and agriculture. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies MSU as one of 108 research universities with “very high research activity.” This top tier classification— out of more than 4,600 institutions—recognizes the significant opportunities for research, scholarship and creative work at MSU. MSU is also proud to have earned the Carnegie Foundation’s elective classification for Community Engagement. This classification recognizes MSU for its commitment to encouraging volunteer service in communities and transferring knowledge to improve the lives of Montanans. Montana State University in Bozeman is the flagship campus of the Montana State University System, with the following campus affiliates: MSU-Billings; MSU-Northern (in Havre); MSU-Great Falls College of Technology.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Montana State University is a nationally ranked, comprehensive public land-grant university that offers top quality programs in agriculture; arts and architecture; business; education, health and human development; engineering; letters and science; and nursing. The integration of learning and the discovery of knowledge is a priority at MSU, and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have the opportunity to work directly with top researchers in their field. Highly motivated undergraduate students can participate in the Undergraduate Scholars Program or enroll in the University Honors Program. MSU offers a dynamic, studentcentered campus with an emphasis on leadership and community engagement.

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HIGHLIGHTS ENROLLMENT  14,153   FACULTY/ STUDENT RATIO   17:1   AVERAGE CLASS SIZE  36   DEGREES 100+ Bachelor’s; 50 Master’s; 27 Doctoral ACADEMIC CALENDAR  Fall semester (starts in August); Spring semester

(starts in January); Summer sessions (start in May and June)   

To provide the best possible learning experience, MSU has support services and resources to help students through academic challenges that may come up. Among the most utilized by students are the Writing Center, the Math Learning Center, and the Physics Learning Center which offer free consultations to all MSU undergraduate students. These help centers are staffed by student and professional tutors. MSU also has a partnership with A.C.E. Language Institute to provide English as a Second Language instruction to international students. The language institute is conveniently located on campus and ESL students can benefit from all campus facilities and activities.

ACCREDITATION  Regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on

Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). National professional program accreditations: ABET (engineering & computer science); AACSB (business); NAAB (architecture) and CCNE (nursing) ATHLETIC CONFERENCE  Big Sky Conference, National Collegiate Athletic

Association (NCAA) Division I, Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)

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C O L L E G E S , D E PA R T M E N T S & M A J O R ACA D E M I C U N I T S College of Agriculture Agricultural Economics & Economics Agricultural Education Animal & Range Sciences Immunology and Infectious Diseases Land Resources & Environmental Sciences Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology College of Arts & Architecture Architecture Art Film & Photography Music College of Business College of Education, Health & Human Development Education Health & Human Development College of Engineering Chemical & Biological Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical & Computer Engineering Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

College of Letters & Science Agricultural Economics & Economics Cell Biology & Neuroscience Chemistry & Biochemistry Earth Sciences Ecology English History & Philosophy Mathematical Sciences Microbiology Modern Languages & Literatures Native American Studies Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology & Anthropology

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College of Nursing Gallatin College Programs The Graduate School University College American Studies Undergraduate Scholars Program University Honors Program University Studies Major Academic Units Division of Health Sciences International Programs Museum of the Rockies The Libraries Extended University

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AREAS OF STUDY A complete description of academic options, minors and certificates is available in the online catalog at www.montana.edu/wwwcat. For a detailed list of majors and degrees, go to: www.montana.edu/academics/colleges.

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College of Arts & Architecture

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College of Agriculture Agricultural Business Agricultural Education Animal Science (Range Science) Biotechnology Environmental Horticulture Environmental Sciences Entomology Land Rehabilitation Land Resource Sciences Natural Resources & Rangeland Ecology Plant Science (Pathology) Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems Veterinary Molecular Biology

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Architecture (Environmental Design) 2 Art Art Education K-12 Broadfield Teaching Art History Graphic Design Studio Arts Film & Photography Music Music Education Science and Natural History Filmmaking

College of Letters & Science Anthropology Biological Sciences (Ecology) Cell Biology & Neuroscience (Medical) Chemistry/Biochemistry Earth Sciences Economics English History Mathematics Microbiology Modern Languages & Literatures Native American Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science (Internat. Relations) Psychology Public Administration Sociology Statistics

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College of Education, Health & Human Development Community Health Early Childhood Edu. & Child Services Education Elementary Education K–8 Family & Consumer Sciences Food & Nutrition Health Enhancement K–12 (Health & PE) Health & Human Performance Secondary Education Technology Education

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CAREERS AFTER MSU MSU has a long standing national and regional reputation among employers and graduate schools for the quality of its graduates. Twice a year, hundreds of companies and organizations from all over the U.S. come to campus to attend the career fair to hire interns and graduates who are known for their strong work ethic and ability to contribute to the success of an organization. Some of the most well-known employers are: The Boeing Company, Micron Technology, 3M, Microsoft, Pricewaterhousecoopers and Kraft Foods. Due to opportunities for undergraduate research and engagement in creative activity, a large number of MSU graduates are also accepted into well-known graduate schools.

Major employers hiring MSU graduates include but are not limited to: Aspen Ski Company Bacterin International Inc. Barnard Construction Company, Inc. Battelle Bechtel Bettis Blue Cross Blue Shield BNBuilders BNSF Railway Cargill CDI-Aerospace Chevron CTA Architects Engineers Deloitte Ernst & Young LLP ExxonMobil Corporation FedEX GE Energy General Construction Company HDR Engineering Incorporated IBM ILX Lightwave Corp. Kiewit Companies KPMG Marathon Oil Corporation Mayo Clinic Micron Technologies, Inc.

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National Geographic Television and Film National Resource Conservation Service Naval Undersea Warfare Center Northrop Grumman Corporation Northwestern Energy Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Peace Corps Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Raytheon Co. RightNow Technologies Sherwin-Williams Shodair Children’s Hospital Space Micro Inc. Target Tetra Tech The Boeing Company Toyota U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unifeed UPS Wells Fargo Bank WWC Engineering Zoot Enterprises, Inc.

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MSU’s annual research expenditures surpass

US $100,000,000.

RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

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MSU’s research focus areas are many, ranging from plant biotechnology to clean and alternative energy resources, to carbon sequestration and high temperature electrochemistry. Hands-on opportunities make MSU a leader in the number of prestigious Goldwater Scholarships won for undergraduate excellence in science and math. Faculty also take advantage of the ability to conduct pioneering research in a unique learning environment. MSU faculty are recipients of National Science Career Awards, Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Fulbright grants, a Technology Review magazine “Young Innovator” award and a McArthur Foundation Award. The integration of learning and discovery is a hallmark of the undergraduate experience at Montana State University. With outdoor laboratories in nearby Yellowstone National Park, MSU students have ample opportunities to pursue exciting projects throughout their college careers. Not limited to the sciences, projects also include such artistic endeavors as original musical compositions, paintings and architectural design. To learn more about research and for a complete list of research centers at MSU, visit www.montana.edu/about/research

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CENTERS & INSTITUTES Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Engages key stakeholders to help determine or identify the best approaches for permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Center for Biofilm Engineering Multidisciplinary research teams find solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems. Center for Computational Biology Applies complex computer methods to research biological systems such as neurosystems. Energy Research Institute Encompasses more than 170 faculty, staff, and students working in fields such as clean-coal technology, fuel cells, wind, coalbed methane, and biofuels. Immunology and Infectious Diseases Research Focuses on improving the understanding of the host immune system, so that new approaches can be developed to vaccinate against a broad spectrum of infectious diseases in humans and animals. Montana Institute on Ecosystems (NSF EPSCor) Studies the landscapes of Montana and beyond to understand complex ecosystems including the interconnectedness of people and nature. Optical Technology Center Finds solutions to industry problems and discovers new application potentials in optical fields.

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Solar Physics Group Studies the many facets of the sun and its influence on our climate and space environment. The group is one the world’s most prominent producers of information about the sun. Thermal Biology Institute Studies how organisms respond and adapt to unique physical and chemical features of the thermal environment. Western Transportation Institute Engages in research, development, testing, demonstration and deployment of rural ITS technologies and systems. 9

FA C I L I T I E S & O U T R E A C H Agricultural Experiment Station Research Centers Conduct research on agriculture, natural resources and rural life and disseminate that information to Montanans. Burns Technology Center Studies how innovative technologies can enhance teaching and learning, builds partnerships between MSU and public/ private organizations, and better shares MSU’s resources through public outreach. Image and Chemical Analysis Laboratory Provides analytical facilities for the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Montana Manufacturing Center Provides assistance in finding engineering and manufacturing solutions for a variety of manufacturers in Montana.

Museum of the Rockies Seeks to understand, preserve and interpret the natural and cultural history of the Northern Rocky Mountain region. It accomplishes its mission through research, collections, exhibits and programs for the education and entertainment of people of all ages. A Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum houses some of the most famous dinosaur specimens in the world including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Plant Growth Center Includes 29 greenhouses environmentally controlled by microcomputers, an insect quarantine unit, an indoor arboretum, labs and classrooms.

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STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS 62%   Montanans   35% Other U.S. States    3% International

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CAMPUS LIFE The center of campus life is the Student Union Building, which includes many study and meeting rooms, restaurants, a large bookstore, a bank, recreation center, theater and a full-service health clinic. The MSU campus has more than 175 active student organizations and hosts many cultural events, including concerts, lectures and films. An extensive gymnasium complex provides a swimming pool, tennis and racquetball courts, a fitness center and intramural team sports for students, faculty and staff. The unique Outdoor Recreation Center leads students on adventurous camping, skiing and boating trips around the western U.S. and teaches outdoor skills like rock climbing. MSU’s men’s and women’s athletic teams compete in the Big Sky Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I, and use the bobcat as team mascot.

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10 residence halls 3 dining facilities 620 campus apartments

H O U S I N G FA C I L I T I E S Convenient, on-campus housing is available with a choice of 10 residence halls for undergraduate students which provide students with a healthy environment as they navigate through their academic career. On-going social activities and educational programming opportunities assist students as they make the transition to college life. Professional Resident Directors, Hall Front Desk Program Assistants, Resident Advisors, and a Central Administration Staff work to ensure students are provided with everything from basic amenities to networking opportunities with a diverse group of individuals. Students have the opportunity to eat in three dining facilities across campus. Miller, Harrison and Hannon Dining halls are locally owned and operated, guaranteeing excellent customer service and a wide variety of meal choices, ethnic cuisine and vegetarian offerings. Students may choose between seven and five-day meal plans. Both plans allow unlimited entry and unlimited food in the dining rooms between 7am and 7pm.

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Other on-campus convenient housing includes 620 apartment units and houses for students with families and for graduate students. On-campus housing offers reasonable rental rates compared to those in the surrounding area and provides a safe and friendly community-based environment for its residents. A 24-hour staff is available to answer questions and for emergencies. Throughout the year, Family and Graduate Housing organizes children’s activities and educational workshops for its residents.

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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

MSU is a globally engaged university, maintaining active partnerships with more than 50 universities worldwide. The Office of International Programs (OIP) manages these partnerships; offers a wide array of study abroad programs; provides services for international students, scholars and sponsoring organizations; supports international curricular development and builds customized training programs. The annual International Street Food Bazaar, International Children’s Festival and International Education Week are exciting events produced by OIP for the campus and community. MSU students have the opportunity to choose from 250 different study abroad options in 52 countries. The variety of study abroad programs includes semester or year-long direct exchange opportunities at international partner universities, as well as programs during the summer months. In addition to the direct exchanges, programs are offered through both the College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS) and International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), giving students even more opportunities to study abroad. MSU enrolls over 600 international students from 73 different countries. International applicants receive personalized assistance through the admission process and pre- and post-arrival support services. A team of experienced and dedicated advisors assists students and scholars with immigration regulations, academic and personal advising. The Training and Special Programs Division of OIP specializes in the design and administration of highquality training programs. Over the past decade, fully customizable programs have served hundreds of international participants, among them students, scholars, educators, and other career professionals selected by various universities or governmental organizations.

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L PA R T N E R S Argentina Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina, Buenos Aires Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires

Ireland National University of Ireland—Galway, Galway University of Limerick, Limerick

South Korea Yonsei University, Seoul Hallym University, Chuncheon

Australia Flinders University, Adelaide Macquarie University, Sydney University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba University of Western Australia, Perth University of Wollongong, Wollongong University of Western Sydney, Sydney

Japan Kumamoto University, Kumamoto Kumamoto Gakuen University, Kumamoto Nihon University, Mishima National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba Perfectural University of Kumamoto, Kumamoto

Spain Letra Hispanica, Salamanca Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona

Costa Rica Universidad Veritas, San Jose

Malaysia INTI International Universities, Nilai, Subang & Penang Nilai University College, Nilai

Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen France Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, Marseille Universite Paul Valery (Montpellier III), Montpellier Finland University of Oulu, Oulu Germany Eberland-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle Freie University, Berlin Technische Universitat, Berlin University of Applied Sciences Fachhochshule Ravensburg, Weingarten University of Mannheim, Mannheim University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart

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Mexico Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, and Tecate Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara

South Africa University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch

Sweden Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping Thailand Chiangrai Rajabhat University, Chiang Rai Nakhon Sawan University, Amphur Muang Thammasat University, Bangkok

Turkey Ankara University, Ankara Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Gazi University, Ankara Kadir Has University, Istanbul Selçuk University, Konya Yeditepe University, Istanbul United Kingdom Kingston University, London Lancaster University, Lancaster University of Exeter, Exeter University of Lincoln, Lincoln University of Plymouth, Plymouth University of Sheffield, Sheffield

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Morocco Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane Netherlands University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam New Zealand Massey University, Palmerston North, Auckland, Wellington University of Canterbury, Christchurch University of Waikato, Hamilton Norway Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas University of Oslo, Oslo University of Bergen, Bergen

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BIG SKY COUNTRY

Nicknamed “Big Sky Country,” Montana is a special place where visitors can enjoy open space and the beautiful scenery of the American West. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are major attractions of the state. Located just 145 km from Bozeman, Yellowstone is an amazing and unique place known for its thermal features, towering waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Impressive mountains, canyons, forests, soaking hotsprings and numerous trails and lakes offer many recreational opportunities. Montana is also known for the friendliness of its people. The vast Montana landscape is scattered with small cities and charming towns. Visitors discover unique and unexpected sites on their journey through the state, also known as “The Last Best Place.” To virtually explore beautiful Montana and its attractions: www.visitmt.com

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Bozeman ranked number two on Bizjournals.com’s list of Top 10 “Dreamtowns” that offer the highest quality of life in the West. Bozeman was chosen due to “the stunning view of the Rocky Mountains, strong local economy and the intellectual and cultural activity at Montana State University.”

BOZEMAN AREA POPULATION   75,000 BOZEMAN ELEVATION   4,793 feet (1,461 meters) NEARBY ATTRACTIONS   Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski

Resorts, 16-45 miles (26-72 km); Yellowstone National Park, 90 miles (145 km) MONTANA IS THE FOURTH LARGEST STATE IN THE U.S. STATE CAPITAL   Helena ECONOMY   Agriculture, energy, services and tourism

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BOZEMAN AIR SERVICE

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BOZEMAN , MONTANA A place of great beauty, Bozeman is surrounded by mountain ranges and rivers, clean air and starry skies. The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities Bozeman throughout the four seasons. Yellowstone N.P.

The 45-mile “Main Street to the Mountains” trail system for biking, hiking and skiing weaves through Bozeman’s neighborhoods and makes Bozeman easily navigable for residents and visitors. Bozeman also offers many cultural activities throughout the year including live theater, art shows and lectures. A thriving downtown historical district presents many options for dining and shopping, as well as numerous art galleries and a large public library.

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“Montana State University is a globally engaged university rooted in the American land-grant university tradition. In fulfilling our mission, MSU seeks partners throughout the world with whom to pursue mutually beneficial educational programs.”

— Norman J. Peterson Executive Director for International Education

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Office of International Programs Montana State University PO Box 172260 400 Culbertson Hall Bozeman, MT U.S.A.  59717-2260 TEL 1.406.994.4031 FAX 1.4O6.994.1619 E MAI L globalstudy@montana.edu www.montana.edu/international M O N TA N A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y


International Programs: MSU Profile 2012