Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs at The University of Montana

The University of Montana promotes interdisciplinary thinking at two levels, the Master’s of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) and the Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D. (DIS) These degrees offer the opportunity for students to tailor their educational journeys to fit their personal and professional interests. The degrees are managed and awarded by the Graduate School.


IIP students and Blakey Spring 2014

Please download and review the IGP Handbook.

For degree specific forms, go to Forms.

Featured Students:

Congratulation to IIP student Christopher Roos! Chris received the prestigious Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) doctoral fellowhip. Montana Tech and the Missoulian have reports on this accomplishment. We look forward to hearing more from Chris.

IIP student Montana Hodges and geosciences Professor George Stanley recently found the fossil record of the earliest North American coral species that reappeared after the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction event. Their findings were published in the October issue of GSA Today: A Publication of the Geological Society of America.

Featured Alumna:

Jillian Campana is an IIP Alumna. She is featured in the Summer 2015 edition of the Research View publication for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship of the University of Montana. The article is titled The art of Healing and details Jillian's work in bringing drama and movement to help people worldwide find renewal.

Contact Information

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs email interdisciplinary@mso.umt.edu.

Dr. Scott Whittenburg, Vice Present for Research and Creative Scholarship & Dean of the Graduate School, is the Acting Director of the IGP.