Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
History M.A.;Ph.D. Program Description


Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in History 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. Provide contact information for 3 individuals who will provide your 3 Letters of Recommendation.
    4. Upload a statement of purpose (2-3 pages) describing your background, research interests, professional goals, and reasons for choosing the Department of History at the University of Montana. Please also indicate the faculty members you hope to work with while in the graduate program.
    5. Upload a writing sample (preferably a substantial piece of historical writing based on original research).
    6. 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 Department of History from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - Deadline for Ph.D. - Complete application packet must be received by January 15. All applications received by January 15 will be considered for teaching assistantships and fellowships.
  • Fall Semester - Deadline for M.A.- All applications recieved by January 15 will be considered for teaching assistantships and fellowships. Otherwise, complete application packet must be recieved by May 15. 
  • Spring Semester-Deadline for M.A.-October 15.
Department website

Campus Location
Liberal Arts Building, Room 256

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Graduate Admissions Coordinator
History Department
The University of Montana
Liberal Arts Building, Room 256
32 Campus Drive #6264
Missoula, MT 59812-6264

(406) 243-4650

Director of Graduate Studies

Kyle G. Volk