2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Levels

Montana State University Billings offers pre-professional and certification programs and awards degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.  MSU Billings also offers post-master’s (non-degree) supervisor endorsement programs in Reading K-12 and Special Education K-12.


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 the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Council on Rehabilitation Education.  City College at MSU Billings programs are approved by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the Montana Board of Nursing.  MSU Billings has achieved candidacy status for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for its College of Business.  Please see the City College at MSU Billings Catalog for accreditation information about City College at MSU Billings programs.


MSU Billings faculty have expertise in many areas and approximately 91 percent hold the highest degrees in their fields.  They contribute a number of articles each year to academic and professional journals in their fields and they participate with their peers nationwide at conferences and seminars.  Each year they receive grants ranging from Fulbrights for study abroad to those for the investigation of human and scientific information.  Because the faculty is involved in research, students may also become involved in research including the presentation of findings at conferences and the publication of papers in journals.  Because the faculty is involved with their peers, students are exposed to the latest information in each discipline.  Because the faculty is involved in communicating with their colleagues around the country, they also continue being involved in expressing those ideas to students.


MSU Billings supports all members of the University community in their individual growth toward confidence, individual sense of purpose, and acceptance of civic responsibilities.  MSU Billings’ actions are ethical and principled to assure dignity and equity for all.  MSU Billings seeks to increase staff, faculty and student awareness, understanding, and involvement in the international community.  MSU Billings is committed to providing an intellectual and social environment that supports and nurtures diversity awareness and cultural consciousness.

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