About The Graduate School

About the Graduate School

The Graduate School staff invites you to contact us for information about any of our graduate programs. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM mountain standard time. If you pay a visit to campus, please stop by our office in the Lommasson Center - Griz Central, Room 224.

E-mail: Grad.School@umontana.edu
Phone: (406) 243-2572
FAX: (406) 243-4593

Mailing address:
The University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

The Staff of the Graduate School

Scott Whittenburg
Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship
Dean of The Graduate School 

Scott Whittenburg

Kelly Speer - Computer Systems Analyst


Kelly Speer photo

Kelly manages the Graduate School office staff and work flow processes.  She directs all technology initiatives and trains staff members in the use of technology.  She completes data requests and manages the Graduate School website.  She serves as the Communications Officer for the Graduate School by representing and speaking for the Graduate School at campus meetings and co-ordinating recruiting efforts with programs and departments.

Chelsea Niewald - Admissions Coordinator



I moved to Missoula from Washington, in 2010 to persue a degree in Native American Studies and English. 

As the Admissions Coordinator, I enjoy building a bridge of communication between prospective students, the Graduate School, and specific departments. I joined the Gradaute School team in 2011 and took an interest in admissions. I work closely with both international and domestic students, and am a DSO so I process all of the international visa paperwork. I enjoy being a part of a very important transitional period in a student's life by building relationships and providing resources. Please don't hesitate contacting me about questions or concerns pertaining to the admissions process, graduate school, or campus life in general.