Montana State University

msuMontana State University

Offers bachelor’s degrees in 51 fields, master’s degrees in 40, and doctoral degrees in 14. More than 82% of the 561 full-time faculty hold doctoral or professional degrees. The campus enrolls approximately 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 75% of whom are Montana residents. MSU students of Native American or Native Alaskan descent, Montana’s largest minority group (6.4% of the population), comprise approximately 3.7% of the student body. MSU-Bozeman is part of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) medical program, one of the state’s leaders in physical and biological sciences and science education, and the state’s lead institution in research and development activities, with extramural research expenditures exceeding $110M in fiscal year 2007 and remaining over $100M since. The campus has strong research programs in computational biology, neurobiology, structural biology, infectious diseases, and environmental health, and MSU researchers are addressing many of the issues affecting rural America in general and Native American communities in particular through the study of such issues as diabetes and obesity, hantavirus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, STDs, oral health, and West Nile Virus.