Montana State University College of Agriculture

Bozeman, MT

Founded in 1893

Motto: "Mountains & Minds"






Acceptance Rate

$7,732 / $25,850

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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At the Montana State University College of Agriculture, we grow leaders. Founded in 1892 as the Agricultural College of the State of Montana, we are an integral element in fulfilling MSU’s land grant mission to provide a practical education of the highest quality to the sons and daughters of Montana.

As part of the college, the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) conducts research on old and new challenges to keep Montana’s agricultural community on the cutting edge, ready to thrive and continue its legacy as one of Montana’s largest and most important industries. MAES creates opportunities for students and faculty to excel through hands-on learning, serve through campus and community engagement, and explore unique solutions to distinct questions that connect Montanans with the global community.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Agricultural Communication, Leadership and Extension
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agroecology
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animal Systems
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop Science
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Equine Science
  • Farm and Ranch Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
  • Land Rehabilitation
  • Landscape Design
  • Livestock Management and Industry
  • Microbial Systems
  • Microbiology - Pre-Veterinary Track
  • Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Ranching Systems
  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Soil and Water Sciences
  • Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems
  • Sustainable Livestock Production
  • Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management
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Total Enrollment: 16,902

Agricultural Students: 1,242

Male Female Student Ratio: 54%/46%

Acceptance Rate: 83%


Application Fee: $38

Application Deadline: July 1

Target GPA: 2.5

Target SAT Score: 1120

Target ACT Score: 22


In-State: $7,732

Out-of-State: $25,850

Room Only: $10,300

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 19/1

Campus Farms

MSU has seven research centers around the state that conduct field research and apply theoretical ideas in hands-on, real-life situations. There are also six campus farms in and near Bozeman, including an agronomy farm, the Bozeman Agricultural Research and Teaching (BART) farm and facilities dedicated to cattle and sheep research, horticulture and crop variety breeding and testing.