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Montana State University Billings

Montana State University Billings is dedicated to delivering a transformative education for our students. Whether you are a traditional college student exploring your future or an adult learner looking to take the next step in your career, MSU Billings is here to help you succeed.


Responding to a plea from Montana citizens for an institution of higher education in central or eastern Montana, the fifth unit of the Montana University System -- Eastern Montana State Normal School -- was established March 12, 1927, with Dr. Lynn B. McMullen named the first president. At the time, the population of Billings was 15,000. 


There are many options to explore with our 115 academic programs through our five colleges—College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health Professions and Science, and City College.


INBRE: Montana IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence supports undergraduate students gain hands-on, professional experience through research and public health internship opportunities. These internships involved close work with faculty and some also come with pay or tuition reimbursement.

Student services

All international students and faculty scholars are encouraged to take advantage of a number of services which are provided on campus, including:

  • Airport pickup and community transportation
  • Housing and food services
  • International students and scholars coordinator
  • Health insurance and health services
  • Academic advising

Housing services

All apartments are currently occupied, but we do have a waiting list. Open apartments will be filled based on the date received, eligibility, registered student, credit/rent history checks, and availability of appropriate apartments. 

There are 10 apartments--6 three-bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units. Two basement units are fully handicap accessible. One is a two-bedroom and the other a three-bedroom unit. These accessible apartments have only shower units.

Library services

The Library's main mission is to provide materials to satisfy the informational and educational needs of MSU Billings students, faculty, and staff.  In keeping with the mission of the university, the library:

  • Supports excellence in teaching and engagement in individual learning
  • Supports the quest to translate knowledge into practice
  • Nurtures a community of learners

ICT services

The Housing and Residence Life Department has provided wireless internet access in all residence halls rooms. All students living on campus will pay the $75.00/semester ResNet fee, which is included in your housing fees.

Medical services

The Student Health Services provides high-quality, cost-effective health care and mental health counseling with an emphasis on health education and wellness initiatives to promote and enhance student success.

Campus life

Our two campuses are also evolving. Construction is under way for a new state-of-the-art Yellowstone Science and Allied Health Building on the university campus. Our City College campus is in the center of major development on Billings’ west side.

Academic Accreditation: Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education for preparing elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors through the Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees and the Master of Science in Special Education degree. MSU Billings is also accredited by:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • City College programs are approved by:

Billings, Montana, United States

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