Organismal Biology Ecology and Evolution

 Degrees Offered 

Program Degree Offered
Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution M.S.; Ph.D. Program Description


 Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program 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. Self-report TOEFL for international applicants.
    4. 3 Letters of recommendation.
    5. Upload a statement of purpose (1-2 pages).
    6. Upload resume
    7. Pay the application fee.
  • Second: Additional application materials must be sent directly to the Department.
    • For OBEE (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.

 Admission Deadlines

  • For OBEE:
    • Fall semester - Priority will be given to applications submitted by December 1; applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a space available basis. 
    • Note on Spring Applications: While OBEE's primary application cycle is for the Fall semester, Spring applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying for the spring, please speak to your potential advisor to determine if spring admission would be a good fit. 

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
Zachary Raasch
(406) 243-4433