Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Geography M.A.. Program Description
Geography M.S. Program Description
Geography (Cartography and GIS Option) M.S. Program Description
Geography (Community and Environmental Planning Option) M.S. Program Description


Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in Geography is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application ( 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 recommendation.
    4. Upload a letter of intent (maximum 1000 words) explaining your objectives in graduate studies and why you wish to pursue those studies in the Department of Geography at the University of Montana.
    5. Upload resume.
    6. Pay the application fee.
    7. If you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship, check the appropriate box on the online application and send directly to the Department of Geography a written statement of interest and qualifications concerning the teaching assistantship (maximum 350 words).
  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 Department of Geography from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana - unofficial transcripts can be accepted)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - Complete applications must be received in CollegeNet by February 15.  Complete application packets received after this date will be reviewed only on a space available basis.

Department website

Campus Location
Stone Hall 208

Federal Express Delivery - Street Address
32 Campus Drive #5040
Missoula, MT 59812-5040

(406) 243-4302
Fax: (406) 243-4840

Department Chair
David D. Shively, Ph.D.
(406) 243-4302  

Graduate Program Director
Sarah J. Halvorson
Office: Stone Hall 211
Phone: 406-243-2793
Fax: 406-243-4840