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  • Locations: Bozeman, MT, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham Click here for a definition of this term US State: Montana - MT
Click here for a definition of this term NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

Montana StateMontana State University

Montana State University is a land-grant institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in liberal arts, basic sciences, and the professional areas of agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering, and nursing, all of which relate to the needs of a technological society. The University was founded in 1893 and today has over 14,000 students, an academic faculty of approximately 550, and another 200 professionals engaged in research.

MSU is located in Bozeman, a city of 40,000, situated in one of the outstanding scenic and recreational areas of the country, just 90 miles north of Yellowstone Park and within an easy drive of Teton and Glacier National Parks. Situated at the foot of the northern Rockies, Bozeman offers a variety of year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Superb fishing, hunting, skiing, rock/ice climbing, kayaking, rafting, and camping are at MSU's doorstep along with a number of historical sites named by Lewis and Clark's expedition.

Campus Location

Bozeman is small town surrounded by five mountain ranges and sits at 5000 feet. It boasts four seasons, lakes, rivers, ski areas, trails for hiking, biking, a quaint downtown, and active music scene.

Helpful Information

You will find that most of the student population enjoys to be outside. Therefore, you will want to have some kind of transportation, either a bike or car. Our bus system is extensive throughout the valley and to the ski areas, but will not take you to places like Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks, a good long drive away. Our winters can be cold, so be prepared for negative twenty degrees for a few days. We have wonderful second hand stores to buy winter gear or any kind of sports equipment.

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Bozeman, MT Rural 38,000 14,153 25% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
87% 1% 3% 1% 1% 3% 3%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants. UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$3,424 $4,190
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for Montana State University.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.

Exchange Preferences

  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted

Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)

  • Available

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students

Summer Exchange

  • Plan A with full-term enrollment

International Students (Visa Students)

  • Will not accept