Applying for Graduate Admission
Thank you for your interest in The University of Montana Graduate School. We welcome applicants holding a U.S. baccalaureate or an equivalent international degree from an accredited institution.
Note: Joint BA/MA programs will admit students to a Master's program prior to the completion of the Bachelor's degree as long as all requirements for the program have been satisfied.
1. Start Your Online Application
The University of Montana Graduate School processes applications for admission using ApplyWeb. Prospective students can navigate this sytem to submit an online application, review application, or make changes to an application.
2. Choose a Graduate Program
Once you find the program you are interested in, click the link below to explore. Requirements and deadlines are specific to each program.
3. Submit Application Materials
Most additional materials can be uploaded within the online application. Letter of recommendation forms are completed within the online application. Hard copies do not need to be sent in addition to the electronic copies. If a recommender does not want to use the online form sent from within the application, please have them use the Recommendation Form.
Official transcripts should be sent directly to the program you are applying to or the Graduate School. We also accept transcripts electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse, parchment or e-script. Be sure to list the email for the Graduate School as firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Complete Online Application
Complete the online application which includes submitting a $60 non-refundable application fee electronically using a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or debit check (Note: when using a debit check, there is usually a delay of up to ten working days until the check clears and the application can be processed).
Applying to multiple departments requires an application for each department and a submission of a non-refundable application fee. The first application fee is $60.00; any application after, within a 12 month period is $20.00.
5. Review Application Status
Log into your application to see if all of your materials have been received. This checklist is updated by the department you applied to. Be sure to call them if you believe something has been received but is not marked as received on your application. This is also where your decision letter will be posted once a decision is made.