Frequently Asked Questions
Research shows that on average college graduates earn significantly more money throughout their lifetime than those with only a high school education.
Earning a degree from a college or university is a common pathway to a better career.
Generally, jobs that require a bachelor's, master's, doctoral or professional degree also provide more employee benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacations, holidays and often much more.
Having a degree generally leads to better job security.
Knowledge is power. Never underestimate the value of knowledge and education.
- 61.1% of classes have less than 20 students
- 31.7% have 20 to 49 students
- 7.2% of classes have more than 50 students
Our catalog site contains graduation requirements as well as the curriculum specific to each program of study.
The Student-Faculty ratio at Montana Tech is 14:1 and has 61.1 % of its classes with fewer than 20 students.
According to Wikipedia, "a master's degree is an academic degree awarded by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. A master's degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor's level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course. Within the area studied, master's graduates are expected to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently."
Colleges offer only undergraduate degrees. Universities offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. The terms are often used interchangeably.
- An associate's degree is earned through a two-year program that either leads to a specific vocation or transitions to a bachelor program.
- A bachelor's degree is earned through a four or five-year program where students earn credits in a variety of courses.
You can learn about financial aid at Montana Tech on our financial aid pages, including instructions on how to apply for financial aid and scholarship information.
Montana Tech's career services office has many resources to help students and alumni find jobs, whether you need an internship, an on-campus student job or a long term career placement.
This page will give you information about working at Tech and includes a link to a current list of openings.
You can find a list of our alumni chapters here. Please direct any questions about our alumni association to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acronyms are common on university campuses. Here are a few you might run into on the Montana Tech Campus.
- ACE: Academic Center for Excellence
- CAMP: Center for Advanced Materials Processing
- CBB: Chemistry and Biology Building
- CLSPS: College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies
- ELC: Engineering Lab/Classroom Building
- HPER: Health Physical Education Recreation
- HSB: Health Sciences Building
- IAB: Industry Advisory Board
- MBMG: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
- MINES: School of Mines and Engineering
- MG: Mining and Geology Building
- MWTP: Mine Waste Technology Program
- NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
- NRRC: Natural Resource Research Center
- NRB: Natural Resources Building
- NSF: National Science Foundation
- PHI: Public Health Internships
- RAMP: Research Assistant Mentorship Program
- S & E: Science & Engineering Building
- SPE: Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SUB: Student Union Building
- SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
- URC: University Relations Center
- URP: Undergraduate Research Program
Please see our directory for contact information. If you are unable to find the information you need, feel free to contact the website administrator.
Primarily, by earning your master's degree, you are expanding your education and knowledge base.
Additionally, according to U.S. News & World Report, individuals with master's degrees in general, earn higher salaries than workers with only their bachelor's degree.
As an example, PayScale.com lists all chemical engineers made a median salary of $72,829. However, those with a master's degree made significantly more with a range between $73,100 and $125,000.
Montana Tech has over 70 clubs and activities between the North and South (Highlands College) campuses. You can learn more about them here.
Yes, Montana Tech has on-campus housing in residence halls and off-campus apartments. For more information on residence hall life and , please visit our student housing pages.