University of Montana

Introduction

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.

Roughly 15,000 students attend UM and Missoula College, where they receive a world-class education in a broad range of subjects that include the trades, liberal arts, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training.

The main campus spans 56 acres at the base of Mount Sentinel along the Clark Fork River and includes the park-like Oval at the center of campus, more than 60 architecturally unique buildings and a 5,200-seat football stadium. UM's 180-acre South Campus offers student housing, a golf course, soccer fields and an outdoor track facility. Missoula College occupies two sites in central and west Missoula.

Affiliated campuses

UM is an affiliation of four institutions around the state: the flagship campus in Missoula, University of Montana Western located in Dillon, Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, and Helena College of the University of Montana. Each institution has its own unique emphasis, character and learning environment.

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MA and MFA programs in Studio Art

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Missoula

The University of Montana’s graduate program in Studio Art and Art History offers an intimate graduate experience for the independent, self-directed student. The MA and MFA programs in Studio Art utilize both discipline-specific and multidisciplinary practices to develop visual language, material processes and conceptual approaches relevant to the student’s intentions and sensibilities. The curriculum encourages... [+]

The University of Montana’s graduate program in Studio Art and Art History offers an intimate graduate experience for the independent, self-directed student. The MA and MFA programs in Studio Art utilize both discipline-specific and multidisciplinary practices to develop visual language, material processes and conceptual approaches relevant to the student’s intentions and sensibilities. The curriculum encourages fluid boundaries between media, materials, and processes and supports dialogue among a diverse group of faculty and peers. Students are challenged to devise strategies of experimentation and research, as well as the ability to articulate ideas and critical responses to work, while gaining a significant understanding of both the historical framework and the contemporary discourse of art. Students and faculty across media work in close proximity to each other within this multidisciplinary curriculum. The MA in Art with a concentration in Art History offers a broad knowledge of the history of the visual arts and prepares students for advanced graduate work at the Ph.D. level and careers in art-related professions in museum studies, gallery work, and conservation. The University of Montana is a NASAD accredited program, offering an MFA and MA in studio and an MA in Art with a concentration in Art History. [-]

MA in School Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The School Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program follows the scientist-practitioner model in which an understanding of empirical research and theory influences the school psychologist’s best practice in service delivery. The UM School Psychology Program provides a planned sequences of courses in school psychology in addition to practica and internship experiences. The Ed.S. Program is... [+]

The School Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program follows the scientist-practitioner model in which an understanding of empirical research and theory influences the school psychologist’s best practice in service delivery. The UM School Psychology Program provides a planned sequences of courses in school psychology in addition to practica and internship experiences. The Ed.S. Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the scope and sequence of the program is aligned with NASP standards. Students in the program receive the training necessary to become both a Class 6 License in School Psychology, as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) Through our strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner model, the School Psychology Educational Specialist Program provides comprehensive training through coursework and clinical training. The Ed.S. Program requires approximately 72 credit hours and entails a three-year course of study. The first two years consist of full-time coursework and school-based practica experiences. During the third year, students will complete a one-year internship in a school setting. Students must also pass a written comprehensive examination at the end of their second year on campus. Students in the School Psychology Program also have a number of opportunities to develop their clinical skills with children and their families. Practicum course seminars focus on professional and ethical issues, as well as skills and knowledge of assessment, treatment/intervention, and consultation. The program emphasizes the development of cultural competence skills to effectively work with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Emphasis is also... [-]

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MSc in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Missoula

The Master of Science degree is also offered in inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and analytical/environmental chemistry. The course program consists of a broad core program plus electives approved by an advisory committee. Thesis and non-thesis options are available, although the thesis option is usually preferred. [+]

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers graduate study leading to M.S. degrees. The diverse interests of the faculty allow graduate students to pursue research in any of the following areas: environmental, biochemistry, organic, organometallic, analytical or physical chemistry in addition to chemical education. Our department emphasizes close interactions with students. Faculty and staff provide a supportive and responsive environment that is not always possible in large departments. Students will also find that the department has a nationally competitive and productive research program. The Master of Science degree is also offered in inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and analytical/environmental chemistry. The course program consists of a broad core program plus electives approved by an advisory committee. Thesis and non-thesis options are available, although the thesis option is usually preferred. Financial Support The majority of graduate students in chemistry receive either a teaching assistantship (TA) or research assistantship (RA) during the academic year plus a summer stipend to support research. Job opportunities often are available for spouses of graduate students at the University or locally. These include teaching positions, government work, and work in the Missoula business community. The University also offers full-time employment information through the Office of Career Services, located in the Emma B. Lommasson Center, Room 154. Teaching Assistantships Most entering graduate students are supported initially through Teaching Assistantships. The normal teaching load is about eight contact and 15 total hours per week. TA duties may include leading a discussion or laboratory section, meeting with students in tutorials, proctoring... [-]

MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Missoula

Students who successfully complete the Master's program will have acquired the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, problem-solve, remain current in the field, and apply discipline-specific knowledge. A mixture of practical and theoretical courses is included in our program, which prepares students both for professional positions in software development and for further graduate work in Computer Science. [+]

The Department of Computer Science offers an M.S. degree in computer science. The department also collaborates with the Mathematics department to offer a computer science emphasis within the mathematics Ph.D. program. Students who successfully complete the Master's program will have acquired the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, problem-solve, remain current in the field, and apply discipline-specific knowledge. A mixture of practical and theoretical courses is included in our program, which prepares students both for professional positions in software development and for further graduate work in Computer Science. Students are exposed to a variety of computing, programming and networking environments. Students have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on a thesis, professional project, or portfolio. The relatively small size of the program and the department allows for a great deal of personal contact with faculty. Students with a degree in another field are welcome and prerequisite courses can often be taken simultaneously with required courses. Masters Degree Requirements Once fully admitted to the program, students have three options for the Master’s degree: thesis, project, or portfolio. The requirements of each are: Thesis Option (30 credits) Satisfactory completion of at least 24 credits of G- or UG-designated Computer Science courses, of which at least 12 credits must be five hundred level. At least 6 additional credits of CSCI 599 (Thesis/Project). Presentation and defense of a formal thesis to the student’s graduate committee. Requirements: When choosing whether to complete a thesis or a project as part of your MS... [-]

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Master of Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Missoula

Montana’s program offers many unique features. One is the Story Lab course, which pairs students with scientists for one semester. The goal is for emerging journalists to learn how to better communicate science news; scientists also learn how to interact with the media to better tell their stories. The University of Montana is home to cutting-edge research, from Wildlife Biology to Fire Management and... [+]

Welcome to the University of Montana’s graduate program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism. Ours is a hands-on, skills based program that puts journalism students in the field reporting on issues affecting the natural world. Our masters’ candidates produce regional and international pieces for the print media, radio, television and online sites. Our faculty members have decades of professional journalism experience and are committed to guiding you along your way. Montana’s program offers many unique features. One is the Story Lab course, which pairs students with scientists for one semester. The goal is for emerging journalists to learn how to better communicate science news; scientists also learn how to interact with the media to better tell their stories. The University of Montana is home to cutting-edge research, from Wildlife Biology to Fire Management and Environmental Health. We like to call our backyard the greatest outdoor laboratory on the planet. The Master's program is an advanced program for applicants with undergraduate degrees in journalism, environmental and earth sciences, environmental studies or natural resources. We also seek applicants with professional experience in journalism, the natural resource industries and environmental non-profit organizations. Candidates without a background in the sciences or journalism may have to take foundational courses that will not count toward the degree. We offer scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships to assist our graduate students. Financial aid and work-study packages are also available. Take a look at our website, send us an email or call us if you have any questions.... [-]

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