Political Science

Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Political Science M.A. Program Description
Public Administration Certificate C.E.R.P.B. Program Description
Public Administration M.P.A. Program Description
Public Administration (Joint Law Program) M.P.A./J.D. Program Description

Admission

Admission Application Instructions (MA)

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Political Science 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 300 word statement concerning reasons for seeking a MA.
    5. 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 Political Science from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Admission Application Instructions (MPA)

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Political Science 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. (GRE is not required if you already have a graduate degree; have ten years or more of public or nonprofit professional work experience demonstrated in resume; completed the nonprofit certificate; part o fthe MPA/JD program; or have taken the GMAT or LSAT.)
      1. The TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB may substitute for the GRE for international students. 
    2. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average).
    3. Upload a resume.
    4. 3 Letters of recommendations.
    5. Upload a 500 word statement concerning reasons for seeking a MPA.
    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 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.

Admission Application Instructions (CERPB)

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Political Science 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. GRE scores are not required. International students will still be required to show English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores.
    2. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average).
    3. Upload a 300 word statement concerning reasons for seeking a CERPB.
    4. Pay the application fee.
  2. Second: Request Official Transcripts:
    1. 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.

Admission Deadlines

  • Admission is open for the C.E.R.P.B. and M.A. programs.  Applications will be considered as long as space is available in the programs.
  • Applications for the M.P.A are received on a rolling basis as long as space is available; but should be submitted at least 4 weeks before the start of the semester you will enter the program (Summer, Fall, Spring). 
Political Science

Political Science website

Public Administration website

Campus Location
Liberal Arts 350 (MA)

Lommasson Center Rm 224 (MPA, CERPB)

Federal Express Delivery (MA)
Department of Political Science
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Liberal Arts Building #350
Missoula, MT 59812

(406) 243-5202
Fax: (406) 243-4076

Federal Express Delivery (MPA, CERPB)
University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812

Graduate Coordinators:

Master of Arts in Political Science
Abhishek Chatterjee
(406) 243-4704
Abhishek.Chatterjee@mso.umt.edu
 

Master of Public Administration
Dr. Sara Rinfret
Department of Political Science
sara.rinfret@mso.umt.edu
(
406) 243-4702