PASSION. SKILLS. ACTION.
The Environmental Studies Program (EVST) at the University of Montana is like an ecosystem: students, faculty, and our community partners thrive because each person plays a different role in contributing to the community’s well-being and resilience. This close-knit community, housed within the historic Jeanette Rankin Hall, contains a breadth of faculty expertise matched by the diversity of our students’ interests. EVST is a place where students follow their passions, affirm their values, get involved in the community, and are supported in a wide range of learning experiences. Recognizing that there is not one single solution to the pressing environmental challenges we all face, the Environmental Studies Program provides opportunities for students to learn about and engage with multiple approaches and perspectives needed to make positive environmental change happen.
Western Regional Graduate Program
The Environmental Studies Program is approved as a distinctive program within the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). This means -- if you are a legal resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, -- you will qualify for a tuition rate of 150% of the Montana resident tuition rate. The UM Graduate School will notify you of your WRGP in-state tuition rate status upon admission. (Subject to continued UM WRGP policy.)