Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Environmental Ethics Philosophy C.E.R.P.B. Program Description
Philosophy - Environmental Philosophy Option M.A. Program Description


Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to either credential in the graduate program in Philosophy is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application ( As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average);
    2. Request 3 letters of recommendation (online recommendations are preferred);
    3. Upload a statement of purpose (100-300 words) describing your background, research interests, professional goals, and reasons for choosing the Department of Philosophy at the University of Montana. Please specify in your statement of purpose which degree track you are applying for: M.A. in Environmental Philosophy or M.A. in Philosophy;
    4. Upload a writing sample that demonstrates your philosophical abilities;
    5. International Students will need to provide TOEFL Scores
    6. Pay the application fee.

  2. Second: Request Official Scores and Transcripts. 
    1. International students please have your official TOEFL scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489
    2. Request that official GRE scores be sent to the University of Montana using code 4489
    3. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Department of Philosophy from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana).  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - rolling admissions. 

Assistantship Deadline

  • Students who wish to be considered for teaching assistantships, fellowships or scholarships must apply for Fall admission and submit a complete application packet by February 1. 
  • Assistantships are not available for students in the environmental ethics graduate certificate

Department website

Campus Location
Liberal Arts Building, Room 101

Federal Express Delivery - Street Address

The University of Montana
Department of Philosophy
Liberal Arts 101
32 Campus Drive #5780
Missoula, MT 59812-5780

Phone: (406) 243-2949
(406) 243-4076

Department Contacts
Christopher Preston, Graduate Advisor
(406) 243-2949


Adelle Graham, Admin III
(406) 243-2949

Paul Muench, Chair
(406) 243-2351