Forestry and Conservation

Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Forestry M.S. Program Description
Recreation Management M.S. Program Description
Resource Conservation M.S. Program Description
Resource Conservation
(International Conservation and Development)
M.S. Program Description
Wildlife Biology M.S. Program Description
Fish and Wildlife Biology Ph.D. Program Description
Forest and Conservation Science Ph.D. Program Description
GIS Sciences and Technologies Certificate Program Description
Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Certificate Program Description
Wilderness Management Certificate Program Description

Admission

Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in The College of Forestry and Conservation 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. 3 Letters of recommendations.
    4. Upload a statement of purpose (1-2 pages).
    5. Upload resume.
    6. Official transcripts are not required until admission into the program. Unofficial scans can be uploaded into the additional document section of the application.
    7. Pay the application fee.
  2. Second: Request Official Scores and Transcripts
    1. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489.
    2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the College of Forestry and Conservation from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse. They can be transmitted to request.forestry@cfc.umt.edu or to wbio@cfc.umt.edu for wildlife biology programs.
  • For GIS Sciences and Technologies Certificate:
    • To become a candidate for the GIS Certificate, the student must file formal application at the Registration Counter in Griz Central the beginning of the semester preceding the semester in which he or she expects to graduate.  Download an application form.
  • For the Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Certificate:
    • Students must be admitted to a graduate program such as law, forestry, resource conservation, environmental studies, business, public administration, or other related fields -- or enroll as a “non-degree seeking” graduate student.
    • Submit a letter of intent to the Admissions Committee, which includes the Chair of the NRCR Program and the student’s faculty advisor.
    • For more information please read Page 23 of the program Handbook.
  • For the Wilderness Management Certificate:

Admission Deadlines

For Ecosystem Management:

  • The College of Forestry and Conservation is not currently offering this degree.

For Forestry, Forest and Conservation Science, Recreation Management and Resource Conservation:

  • Fall - Deadline for all application materials is January 31.  Application packets received after this date will only be reviewed if prior arrangements have been made with a faculty member.
  • Spring - Deadline for all application materials is August 31.  Application packets received after this date will only be reviewed if prior arrangements have been made with a faculty member.

For Resource Conservation (International Conservation and Development)

  • Fall - Deadline for all application materials is January 31.  Application packets received after this date will only be reviewed if prior arrangements have been made with a faculty member.
  • Spring - Applications are not accepted for spring admission due to the sequestial nature of of some courses.

For Wildlife Biology and Fish and Wildlife Biology:

  • Fall semester - All application materials must be received by January 15th, applications received after this date will be reviewed on space available and a case by case basis. 
  • Spring semester-All applicants are encouraged to contact the department about space availablility in the program, prior to submitting an application.

Forestry and Conservation

College of Forestry and Conservation
Department website
Wildlife Biology
Department website

Campus Location
Forestry 109A

Federal Express Delivery - Street Address
College of Forestry and Conservation
Attn:  Graduate Applications
32 Campus Drive #0576
Missoula, MT 59812-0576

(406) 243-5521
Fax: (406) 243-4845
request.forestry@cfc.umt.edu

Graduate Application Coordinator
Wendy Maltonic, Database Administrator
(406) 243-6655

Campus Location
Forestry Building, Room 312

Federal Express Delivery - Street Address
Wildlife Biology
32 Campus Drive #0596
Missoula, MT 59812-0596

(406) 243-5292
Fax: (406) 243-4557

Graduate Application Coordinator
Jeanne Franz
(406) 243-5272
jeanne.franz@umontana.edu