Graduate Students

Applying for Graduate School

UM offers more than 32 doctoral degrees, 71 master's degrees and 11 online certificates. Requirements and deadlines are specific to each program. Browse UM's graduate programs.

Learn more about graduate admissions here.



Student Employment

Work-study is aid that is earned by obtaining a work-study position on campus or in the community and then working no more than 19 hours a week at that job.  Work-study is need based and limited in funding, therefore not all students will qualify for it. A student awarded work-study will only receive the funding if they secure a position and work the hours. Though work-study funding is taxable income, it is excluded from student wages on the FAFSA in the upcoming year. Learn more about work-study.

Handshake is a platform for UM students to connect with employeers. UM students use Handshake to find jobs and internships, register for career events, connect with employers and more. 

  • Your Handshake log-in is your UM NetID/Password.
  • All available campus positions are listed on Handshake.  

Smudging and Sweat Lodge

The University of Montana recognizes the Indigenous traditions of smudging and sweat lodges. Read more about smudging and sweat lodges at UM.