Applying for Graduate Admission

Choose a Graduate Program & Degree

Begin by exploring the  Graduate School's Programs page to choose a program of study from over 32 Doctoral degrees, 71 Master's degrees, and 11 online certificates. Requirements and deadlines are specific to each program.

Browse UM's Graduate Programs 

The Graduate School offers the following types of graduate admission:

Graduate Degree

Graduate degree admission is for candidates seeking to complete a Certificate, Masters or Doctoral program at UM.
Graduate Degree Information

Graduate Nondegree

Graduate nondegree admission is a graduate status allowing students to receive graduate credit for course work but who have not been formally admitted to a graduate degree program.
Graduate Nondegree Information

Post-Baccalaureate

Post-baccalaureate admission is an undergraduate status held most often by students working on certification programs or a second bachelor's degree.
Post-Bacc Information

International

To be granted full admission, applicants must hold the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
International Student Information

Readmission

Students who are seeking readmission to graduate programs after an approved leave of absence or who did not maintain continuous registration.
Readmission Information

Visiting Grad Students

Visiting graduate student status is offered for one year to students admitted to graduate study elsewhere but are visiting our area and wish to use our facilities for research and/or recreational purposes.
Visiting Grad Student Information

Complete Graduate Application

After choosing a program of study, the next toward joining the University of Montana is to submit your Graduate School application. When completing the application process, applicants should begin to prepare application materials, including letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and test scores. Application materials are specific to each program. Step-by-step instructions can found by clicking the link below.

Applying for Admission | Online Application

Funding Graduate School

The UM Graduate school offers various forms of funding, including graduate assistantships, scholarships and fellowships, and student loan support.

Browse Tuition and Funding

In-State Residency Qualifications

The University of Montana classifies students, including applicants for admission, as either in-state or out-of-state for fee purposes.

Determine if you qualify for in-state tuition