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Montana State University

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Bozeman, MT

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Montana State University

Overview

Montana State University / Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences is located in Bozeman, MT, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Land resources and environmental sciences Land rehabilitation (interdisciplinary)
Master of Science (MS) Land resources and environmental sciences Land resources and environmental sciences
Master of Science (MS) Land rehabilitation (interdisciplinary)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
5
Accepted
4
Enrolled
24%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th May 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MS

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
84%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.22%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.44%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.44%

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 1
Male (19)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Soil nutrient management and plant nutrition, isotope biogeochemistry of soils, biodegradation of hydrocarbons in soils and natural waters, remote sensing, GIS systems, managed and natural ecosystems, microbial and metabolic diversity in geothermally heated soils, integrated management of weeds, diversified cropping systems, insect behavior and ecology, river ecology, microbial biogeochemistry, weed ecology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,542,305

Location & Contact

Address Bozeman, MT  59717
United States
Contact Dr. Tracy M. Sterling
Head
Email: tracy.sterling@montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-7060
Fax: 406-994-3933