In addition to the tuition, university fees and room and board that students expenses that student incur at Montana State University, there are a number of expenses that students in the School of Architecture will have as part of their major. Some of these expenses include the Architecture Program Fee, additional costs for model building and drawing supplies and some field-trip related costs. These fees will vary depending upon a students degree status:  Environmental Design Foundations (First-year), Environmental Design (second through fourth year) and Architecture (Graduate years). These costs are shown below.


Undergraduate University Costs

Resident Undergraduate

 

Semester Academic Year
University Tuition/Fees $3,764 $7,528
Room/Board $5,550 $11,100
Books/Supplies $725 $1,450
Miscellaneous $2.034 $4,068
Sub-Total (University) $12,073 $24,146

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange

 

Semester Academic Year
University Tuition/Fees $5,330 $10,660
Room/Board $5,550 $11,100
Books/Supplies $725 $1,450
Miscellaneous $2.034 $4,068
Sub-Total (University) $13,639 $27,278

 

Non-Resident Undergraduate

 

Semester Academic Year
University Tuition/Fees $14,132 $28,264
Room/Board $5,500 $11,100
Books/Supplies $725 $1,450
Miscellaneous $2,034 $4,068
Sub-Total (University) $22,441 $44,882

 

Undergraduate Architecture Program Costs

 Architecture Program Costs are the same for resident and non-resident undergraduate students.

Architecture Program Fee1 Semester Academic Year
First-year Students $75.10 $150.20
Second-year Students $450.60 $901.20
Third-year Students $450.60 $901.20
Fourth-year Students $450.60 $901.20
     
Architecture Books/Supplies2 Semester Academic Year
First-year Students $450 $900
Second-year Students $500 $500
Third-year Students $350 $700
Fourth-year Students $350 $700
     
Architecture Field Trip Costs3 Semester Academic Year
First-year Students --- ---
Second-year Students --- ---
Third-year Students $225 Fall Semester Only
Fourth-year Students $250 Arch 450  Only
  $200 Arch 457 Only

 

1Architecture program fees are assessed only on Architecture design studio courses. They are assessed in addition to the University Fees. All Architecture Program Fees collected are distributed to the School of Architecture for use in support of student courses, field trips, activities, events and equipment.

2Architecture Books and Supplies are an estimate of the additional supplies and resources specific to the Environmental Design curriculum.

3Architecture Field Trip costs are an estimate of student costs on field trips that are not covered by the Architecture Program Fee.


Graduate University Costs

Resident Graduate

 

Semester Academic Year
University Tuition/Fees $2,783 $5,566
Room/Board $5,550 $11,100
Books/Supplies $564 $1,128
Miscellaneous $4,774 $9,548
Sub-Total (University) $13,671 $27,342

 

Non-Resident Graduate

 

Semester Academic Year
University Tuition/Fees $8,844 $17,688
Room/Board $5,550 $11,100
Books/Supplies $564 $1,128
Miscellaneous $4,774 $9,548
Sub-Total (University) $19,732 $39,464

 

Graduate Architecture Program Costs

 Architecture Program Costs are the same for resident and non-resident undergraduate students.

Architecture Program Fee4 Semester Academic Year
Graduate Students $600.85 $1201.70
     
Architecture Books/Supplies5 Semester Academic Year
Graduate Students $350 $700
     
Architecture Field Trip Costs6 Semester Academic Year
Graduate Students $225 Arch 551 Only
Sub-Total (Architecture)    

 

4Architecture program fees are assessed only on Architecture design studio courses. They are assessed in addition to the University Fees. All Architecture Program Fees collected are distributed to the School of Architecture for use in support of student courses, field trips, activities, events and equipment.

5Architecture Books and Supplies are an estimate of the additional supplies and resources specific to the Architecture curriculum.

6Architecture Field Trip costs are an estimate of student costs on field trips that are not covered by the Architecture Program Fee.


Financial Resources

Financial Aid

Montana State University provides valuable Financial Information on scholarships, the cost of attending MSU, and additional financial guidance. The Office of Financial Aid provides students with information and application materials for obtaining a wide-range of financial assistance.

Scholarships

First-Year Students

The School of Architecture has one dedicated scholarship, the Dean Harold C. Rose  Scholarship, for first-year Environmental Design students who are continuing on to the second year of the program. Faculty select the recipient of this scholarship at the end of the spring semester of the first year of the undergraduate program. Faculty will base their scholarship selection by conducting a faculty vote on the best ARCH 151/152 portfolio of work. This process determines the winner of the Dean Harold C. Rose Scholarship .

First year Environmental Design students do not need to apply for this scholarship as it is faculty selected.

All Environmental Design and Architecture Students

For students in the second through fourth year of the undergraduate program and for graduate students, there are a number of School of Architecture scholarships available. The School of Architecture awards approximately $80,000 in scholarship money each year to students. Information and application for these scholarships will be made available to students every year on the first class day of each spring semester.

Application Process

Students submit a general scholarship application and the School of Architecture Scholarship Committee works through the data submitted to match students to specific scholarships based upon scholarship criteria. The Scholarship Application submitted in the spring is for money for the following academic year. For example, if a student is in the second year of our program and submits the scholarship application in spring semester, the money is available for use in the subsequent academic year.

Scholarship Criteria

There are 39 separate scholarships for which a student is eligible. Many scholarships will have different selection criteria such as Montana resident or non-resident, financial need, academic record, AIAS membership, leadership abilities, etc. This information is assembled by the School and provided to the School of Architecture Scholarship Committee to aid in their selection process.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Occasionally, outside groups will contact MSU with information about specific scholarships. These scholarship announcements will be sent to students through the D2L advising course shell. These scholarships are not administered by MSU.

MSU Cat $cholarships

All current students at MSU can apply for all eligible scholarships using MSU Cat $cholarship.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions

Architecture graduate students can apply for graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions. These positions are filled each fall and spring semester and provide students with the opportunity become teaching assistants for a wide range of the undergraduate Environmental Design courses offered--including design studios, graphics, history, building construction, structures, building construction and professional practice. GTAs receive a monthly stipend and graduate credit waivers for each semester they serve as GTAs. Graduate students apply for these positions at the time of their initial admission to the Master of Architecture program and prior to each subsequent semester. The School of Architecture provides application information to students during their registration advising session each semester.

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School of Architecture

P.O. Box 173760
Bozeman, MT
59717-3760

Tel: (406) 994-4256
Fax: (406) 994-2200

Email: architect@montana.edu