MSU-Northern's Mission Statement

MSU Northern provides higher education to students for professional and technical careers through an institution dedicated to teaching and the pursuit of knowledge.

Approved by the Board of Regents on November 19, 2020


Vision Statement

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 Themes


  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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