What is WRGP?

Montana State University Billings is a participant in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Under this program, residents of the western states and territories  are eligible for admission to designated graduate programs at a reduced rate of 150% of in-state tuition.

Who is eligible for WRGP?

The Western Regional Graduate Program is available to qualifying graduate students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, as well as the following Pacific island territories: Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Federal States of Micronesia (FSM).


College of Education

Master of Science in Special Education Advanced Studies: Applied Behavior Analysis

Master of Education in Reading

College of Health Professions and Science

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Health Administration

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Public Relations

Proof of Residency

We required a copy of a valid driver's license to be submitted with all WRGP applications.

Academic Performance

Students in the Western Regional Graduate Program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to qualify for the reduced tuition rate.

Check out our cost of attendance page for the most current WRGP tuition information.

WRGP Application