• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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A major of the Chemistry program from Montana State University Billings can expect to find employment in private, state, or federal laboratories ranging from research and development to quality control. Course selection and/or selection of a minor can open additional choices in other fields such as biology, geology, business, or health sciences. Graduate education is encouraged as an avenue to expand career opportunities.

Sciences by nature attract and involve public interest.  The department collaborates with appropriate organizations that have resulted in significant partnerships. The department participates in the regional DRI science fair hosted by MSUB through planning, judging, hands on activities for science fair participants, tours of the green house and the science facility.  Faculty serve on the scientific review committee and the development of criteria for judging the projects.  Science faculty mentor high school students’ science fair projects.

The department participates in the Game Warden Training Program, internships and cooperative educational experiences at the Energy labs, Maxim Technologies, Brewery and Park Service.  Energy labs offer a $500.00 scholarship in chemistry.  Our faculty regularly utilize some of the equipment and expertise from the hospitals for research.  Faculty have given guest presentations, offered hands-on lab training and consultations with high school teachers from West High and Skyview high schools and community colleges.  Faculty have/continue to collaborate with MSUBozeman on research projects.  Faculty from MSU Bozeman, scientists from EPA, DRI, Zoo Montana and other agencies have given guest lectures at the science colloquium.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • College Chemistry
  • College Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistry – Quantitative Analysis 
  • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory – Quantitative
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Physical Chemistry – Quantum Chemistry and
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Physical Chemistry – Kinetics 
  • Thermodynamics
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • ACT composite score of 22 or
  • SAT combined math and verbal score of 1030 or
  • 2.5 grade point average or
  • Rank in the upper half of your high school graduating class

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19245 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Montana Residents1940$ per 1-5 creditsNon-Residents5220$ per 1-5 credits

Living costs for Billings

  • 945 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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