Admission Requirements

  1. Admission Requirements (M.A.T. requirements on M.A.T. page)

    1. Application Materials and Deadline

      To ensure consideration for a teaching assistantship for the fall semester, application packet materials must be received by March 1st. All applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1st. Application packets submitted after this date are reviewed by the IPAT Graduate Committee depending upon program space.  Applications for spring semester will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

      Instructions for applying to the Graduate School are in the Applying for Admission section of the UM Graduate School website.

    In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, IPAT also requires:

    1. Statement of Purpose and Resumé
    • A statement of purpose of your background and goals, including your degree option choice. (max 500 words)
    • A resume/curriculum vitae
    1. Requirements for Full Admission 
    • A complete application
    • A bachelor's degree
    • Minimum overall average GPA of 3.0 for all college work
    • Prerequisites of one year of Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology for MS.
    • Evidence of completion of Master’s degree or clinical doctorate for IPRS PhD.
    1. International Students 
    • Application deadline of January 1
    • TOEFL results
    • See the following sections on the UM Graduate School website:

    UM Graduate School website
    UM Graduate School Campus Support webpage
    UM Graduate Admissions


UM provides teaching assistantships which are limited to ½ time assistantships. The stipend (2 semesters) for a teaching assistantship in IPAT is $5000. All ½ time teaching assistantships come with a one semester tuition waiver.  The most common duties of graduate assistants in the IPAT include helping with academic classes, and assisting with undergraduate lab classes and instructing activity classes.  Additionally, grant funding from individual faculty members may be available to supplement student funding. These funds depend on faculty research grants. Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty to inquire about these opportunities. Extra funding from additional sources can allow students to apply for out of state waivers through the TARA guidelines. Tuition waivers cover the cost of in-state or out-of-state tuition and the $30 registration fee for one semester. Other fees charged by the University are not covered.  Fees depend on number of credits and residency status.  They range from $500-$3000. 

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Assistantship Application and Deadline

New students : Students should indicate their interest in an assistantship within the admission materials of the graduate school application.   Students should request a GA application from Dr. Dumke following the completion of their application to the program. 

Returning students : submit a letter of intent and GA application to the graduate coordinator, Chuck Dumke, McGill 206 or

Contact info about graduate programs, admission, and address to send in GA application:

Charles Dumke, PhD, FACSM
Graduate Program Coordinator
University of Montana
Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training
206 McGill Hall
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812