Montana State University

Montana State University

Montana State University is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of public universities from across the United States who work together to provide an online educational experience. Through Great Plains IDEA, you can select Montana State University as your home university and take courses from universities across the consortium.

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Montana State University offers a master's degree in family financial planning through Great Plains IDEA. Taken entirely online, this program is conveniently structured to fit the needs of working professionals.

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Main Campus Location:

Bozeman, Montana (pop. 56,123)

Accredited By

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
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Montana State University Traditions

Montana State University has been recognized by The Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to teaching that encourages service in communities and spreading knowledge that benefits the public. It's no surprise that the faculty and staff at MSU are dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals.

Skiing, hiking, camping, biking, climbing, and fishing opportunities are all near Montana State University’s Bozeman campus. It is surrounded by five mountain ranges: the Bridger, Tobacco Root, Big Belt, Gallatin, and Madison ranges. Two ski areas nearby offer 7,750 acres of downhill skiing. The Bridger Bowl is 20 minutes from campus, and the Big Sky Resort is 60 minutes from campus.

Earn a Master of Science in Family Financial Planning from Montana State University through Great Plains IDEA

With Montana State University as your home university, you'll learn from faculty and staff at multiple universities who provide a student-centered, innovative, and highly engaging educational experience.

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