Admissions Adjustments Due to COVID-19:  As the state’s land-grant university, Montana State University’s mission is to integrate education, create knowledge and art, and engage communities in order to transform lives and serve society. We encourage graduate students who come from diverse backgrounds, have diverse perspectives and possess intellectual curiosity and resilience to apply.  With the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that potential graduate students may be concerned about how your application will be viewed. Our admissions committee will be flexible and take any interruptions or anomalies into account when reviewing applications. We invite applying students to use the statement of purpose in your application to describe your individual experiences during the pandemic, especially as they relate to professional or academic difficulties or limitations you may have experienced. We also understand that many universities (including MSU) created and allowed variances to their grading systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanded options for Pass/Fail. Our admissions committees will respect the adoption of those options due to pandemic disruptions. We do not require GRE scores for admission. 

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