MSU-Northern's Mission StatementTop

MSU-Northern, a teaching institution, serves a diverse student population by providing liberal arts, professional and technical education programs ranging from certificates through master's degrees. The university promotes a student centered and culturally enriched environment endorsing lifelong learning, personal growth and responsible citizenship. The university partners with a variety of community and external entities to enhance collaborative learning, provide applied research opportunities, stimulate economic development and expand student learning experiences.

Approved by the Board of Regents on September 22, 2011

Vision StatementTop

Montana State University-Northern will be known for its supportive, student-centered environment in which a unique mix of academic programs are responsive to local, regional, and state workforce needs, offered in an atmosphere that promotes student success.

as selected by the campus community on April 16, 2012

MSU-Northern's Core ThemesTop

  1. Provide liberal arts, professional and technical programs that serve a diverse student population.
  2. Promote student centered and culturally enriched environment which fosters student success.
  3. Partner with external entities to enhance and expand learning experiences.


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