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Division of Biological Sciences

 Degrees Offered 

Program Degree Offered
Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology M.S.; Ph.D. Program Description
Organismal Biology and Ecology M.S.; Ph.D. Program Description
Systems Ecology M.S.; Ph.D. Program Description

Admission

 Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Self-report GRE scores.
    2. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average)
    3. Self-report TOEFL for international applicants.
    4. 3 Letters of recommendations.
    5. Upload a statement of purpose (1-2 pages).
    6. Upload resume
    7. Pay the application fee.
  • Second: Additional application must be sent directly to the Department.
    • For OBE (Biological Sciences):
      1. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489 (international students may request that official TOEFL scores be sent instead)
        • GRE test - 60th percentile in verbal, quantitative, analytical and subject scores.
        • The GRE general test only (biology not required).
        • GRE scores not more than 5 years old.
      2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Department from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
    • For Cellular Molecular and Microbial Biology (Biological Sciences):
      1. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489 (international students may request that official TOEFL scores be sent instead)
      2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Department from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
    • ForSystems Ecology (Biological Sciences):
      1. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489 (international students may request that official TOEFL scores be sent instead).
      2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Department from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
      3. Summary sheet of all college coursework.

 Admission Deadlines

  • For OBE:
    • Fall semester - Priority will be given to applications submitted by December 1; applications submitted after this date may be reviewed if space is available. Applications will not be accepted after January 15. 
  • For Cellular Molecular and Microbial Biology:
    • Fall semester - January 15th for priority consideration.
  • For Systems Ecology:
    • Fall semester - Rolling Admissions
    • Spring semester - Rolling Admissions
    • Summer session - Rolling Admissions
Biological Sciences

Division of Biological Science

Department website

Campus Location
Health Sciences 104

Federal Express Delivery - Street Address
32 Campus Drive #4824
Missoula, MT 59812-4824

(406) 243-5122
Fax: (406) 243-4184


Graduate Programs Coordinator
Sherrie Wright
(406) 243-4433
dbsgradinfo@mso.umt.edu