Graduate School | University of Montana
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Nestled in the heart of western Montana's stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana's second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community.
The mission of the Graduate School is to cultivate the talent and ability of a new generation of scholars and professionals, who in turn will contribute new knowledge to the scientific, economic, and cultural needs of the state, the nation, and the global community.
The Graduate School carries out its mission through student advocacy, promotion of diversity and inclusivity, promotion of research, and development of dynamic paths for education, including housing the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program.
Our graduate students provide a crucial link between and among the university’s major enterprises, providing invaluable undergraduate instruction; contributing new ideas and energy to the research mission; and carrying out vital service both to the university and the broader community in the form of arts, creative performances, and work in for- and non-profit sectors.
Scott Waller, a graduate student in the Wildlife Biology program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Siberian tigers in Russia during the 2020-21 academic year.
Louise Johns is a recent graduate of the Master’s program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism at the University of Montana. Her Master’s project—Buffalo Renaissance: the Northern Plains Tribes’ Path to Self-Determination—specifically focuses on the Blackfoot Confederacy’s...
Michaela Shifley is a Ph. D. candidate in cultural heritage and applied anthropology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Her research focuses on the footwear of Northern Plains Indians and connecting communities with their historical objects. Her work emphasizes that museum collections...