Integration of learning and discovery of knowledge
The integration of learning and discovery is a hallmark of the undergraduate experience at Montana State University, which offers every student a hands-on research or creative project in his or her sophomore year. MSU has become a model university for combining these two critical aspects of higher education.
With outdoor laboratories as close as Yellowstone National Park, MSU students have ample opportunities to pursue exciting projects throughout their college careers. Not limited to the sciences, those projects also include such artistic endeavors as original musical compositions, paintings and architectural designs.
MSU Research Areas
- Center for Biofilm Engineering
- Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery
- Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership
- Optical Technology Center
- Energy Research Institute
- Thermal Biology Institute
- Infectious Diseases and Immunology
- Western Transportation Institute
- Montana Institute on Ecosystems
- Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity
- Montana Microfabrication Facility
Check out the full listing of Research and Education Centers, Institutes & Programs.
Advancing scientific research in health-related fields leads to new or improved treatments, tests and vaccines that improve wellbeing worldwide.
MSU's renewable and clean energy research is focused on solving some of the world's most pressing challenges.
Collaborative research projects seek answers to critical challenges in climate change, water resources and ecosystems.
MSU leads the way in cold science to gain a better understanding of avalanches, global warming and the origins of life on Earth.
The innovative Core 2.0 curriculum ensures every undergraduate student participates in a research or creative experience with a faculty mentor.