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Interdisciplinary Studies

Degrees Offered 

Program  
Degree Offered
Interdisciplinary Studies M.I.S. Program Description
Individualized Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Ph.D. Program Description
 

Admission

Admission Application Instructions - M.I.S.

  • Applying for admission to the masters program in Interdisciplinary Studies is a three-step process:
  1. First: Creation of the interdisciplinary program. As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Schedule an appointment with the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies through Isa Atkinson at 406-243-2572. The meeting can be face to face or a phone call.
    2. Find 3 faculty members from at least two different disciplines to work with you.
    3. Meet with whole committee to develop course list and program plan.
  2. Second: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) after the last meeting with your prospective committee. 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. Upload Letter of Intent explaining objectives for interdisciplinary graduate studies.
    4. Upload resume.
    5. Upload MIS Program Form in place of the Writing Sample (downloaded from Program description page).
    6. Provide email addresses of each prospective graduate committee member in the Letters of Recommendation section.
    7. Pay the application fee.
  3. Third: Request Official Scores and Transcripts:
    1. Request that official GRE or TOEFL scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489.
    2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Graduate School from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana). Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
Mailing address:

The University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

Admission Deadlines
  • The M.I.S. deadline is three weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. 

Admission Application Instructions - I.I.P.

  • Applying for admission to the doctoral program in Interdisciplinary Studies is a three-step process:
  1. First: Creation of the interdisciplinary research program. As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Provide Isa Atkinson at 406-243-2572 with an email address to receive an introductory email.
    2. Schedule an appointment with the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs. The meeting can be face to face or a phone call.
    3. Find 5 faculty members from the disciplines you are combining to develop a proposal.
    4. Meet with your committee, either as a whole or individually, to develop the proposal as many times as needed.
    5. Arrange a meeting between your entire prospective committee, yourself and the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, at least one month prior to deadline, with the final draft of your application proposal.
    6. Arrange a meeting between yourself and your chair/co-chair, the IIP Admissions Committee chair, and the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs at least two weeks prior to deadline.
  2. Second: Provide Committee Chair with the application packet. As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Complete I.I.P. checklist.
    2. Provide official GRE scores.
    3. Provide official Transcripts.
    4. Provide Letter of Intent explaining objectives for interdisciplinary graduate studies
    5. Provide 3 Letters of recommendations.
    6. Provide your Curriculum Vitae.
    7. Provide complete proposal.
    8. Each committee member provides a commitment letter.
    9. Provide Online Application Summary Sheet.
    10. The Committee chair completes third page of checklist and delivers the application to the Graduate School.
  3. Third: 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. Upload Curriculum Vitae.
    3. Pay the application fee.

Admission Deadlines

  • The I.I.P. deadline for Fall Semester is April 1st; and for Spring Semester is November 15th.

 

Interdiciplinary Studies

Campus Location
Graduate School - Lommasson Center Room 224

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
interdisciplinary@mso.umt.edu 
(406) 243-2572