Information on Applying

Thank you for your interest in the University of Montana graduate programs.  Applying to a graduate program is easy.  Complete the following application steps by the chosen application deadline.  The admission committee evaluates applications within two weeks of the deadlines. 

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Deadline Fall Admission Spring Admission Summer Admission
February 1 *
April 1
July 1
October 1
December 1

* Priority for scholarships and graduate assistantship application opportunity

Step 1: Complete Online Application

Complete the online Graduate School application:   Apply Now! 

  • This is an electronic process that requires a $60 application fee due at the time of submission.

Step 2: Request Official Transcript(s)

Submit documentation showing all previous college coursework.
  • If undergraduate degree was earned from the University of Montana, we do not require official transcript(s) to be submitted.
  • Submit official transcripts to:

Step 3: Three Letters of Recommendation

Names and email address are supplied during the application process and the letters will be electronically collected by the university.

  • Submit information for those qualified to attest to your academic potential or professional performance.
  • Please view the Letter of Recommendation Form that will be requested by the university. We will email the form directly to the recipients provided in your application..

Step 4: Current Resume

Submit your most recent resume.
  • Include all work experience with dates of employment.

Step 5: Letter of Intent

Address letter to the Graduate Review Committee (2-3 paragraphs, no more than 1 page, in standard business format).
  • Describe your objective for receiving the specific graduate degree you are applying for (MAcct, MBA, MSBA).
  • Outline your career highlights, achievements and goals.

Step 6: Official GMAT Scores (if required)

Submit GMAT scores by the admission date, unless you have been granted a waiver (see below).  Scores should be no older than five years.  

More information on the GMAT can be found at The website provides a complete description, including test dates and locations. 

MBA Program

A GMAT waiver will be considered for those applicants who meet one of the following criteria by the application date:

  1. Joint Program Degree GMAT Waiver - A graduate entrance exam has been completed for another University of Montana graduate program and the applicant is seeking joint enrollment.
  2. UG GPA  - A 3.3 GPA in last 60 credits completed.
  3. Executive  GMAT Waiver - The applicant must reflect one of  the following:
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional and/or military experience bemonstrating both managerial (team leader, senior-level position, or project manager) and financial responsibilities (e.g., budgeting)
  • A terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.)
  • Have owned your own business with supporting documentation of ownership for at last five years

To be considered for the Executive GMAT Waiver, please submit a written request and your resume to The written request must include the years of work experience and a description of relevant leadership /managerial experience in 250 words or less. 

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. NOTE: The TOEFL is waived for students whose undergraduate degree is from an English-speaking school.

TOEFL Score Requirements
Paper Based 580
Computer Based 237
Internet Based 92