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Montana State University

Department of Earth Sciences

Bozeman, MT

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Montana State University

Overview

Montana State University / Department of Earth Sciences is located in Bozeman, MT, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
14
Accepted
11
Enrolled
25%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
75%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.77%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.89%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 1.89%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 3
Male (12)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Dinosaur paleontology, climate history/geomicrobiology, stratigraphy/sedimentology/structure/carbon sequestration, igneous petrology South America, historical/urban economic geography western U.S. and China
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
961,613

Location & Contact

Address Bozeman, MT  59717
United States
Contact Dr. Stephan Custer
Head
Email: scuster@montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-6906
Fax: 406-994-6923