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Building Capacity

Montana Institutions of Higher Education

Montana Tech graduate students have unparalleled opportunities for hands-on discovery and application, driven by global challenges that require a multidisciplinary perspective.

Designated as Montana’s Special Focus STEM university, Montana Tech offers over 25 world class graduate programs, including but not limited to ecological restoration, environmental, metallurgical and geological engineering, and hydrogeology.

Montana Tech’s commitment to research has resulted in significant funding for compelling projects that help transform tomorrow. For more on Montana Tech, visit the webpage

Montana State University is the largest research and economic development entity in the state.  With annual research expenditures exceeding $200M, more than 2000 graduate students, and 332 licenses of intellectual property in effect, we are committed to conducting the research and economic development activities that will best address the grand challenges of the state of Montana.  

We embrace the land grant mission of integrating our research into teaching and community engagement activities.  For more information, please see:   Office of Research & Economic Development | Montana State University

As one of Montana’s two top-tier (R1) research universities and the state’s largest graduate/professional school, the University of Montana offers experiential learning in 300 academic disciplines. 

Interdisciplinary research is supported via 40 Board-approved centers and institutes spanning 10 colleges. For more on the University of Montana, visit

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