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Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the University of Montana graduate programs.  Applying to a graduate program is easy.  Complete the following application steps by the chosen application deadline.  The admission committee evaluates applications within two weeks of the deadlines. 

Questions about the process? Contact businessgradprograms@umontana.edu.

Deadline Fall Admission Spring Admission Summer Admission
February 1 *
April 1
July 1
October 1
December 1

* Priority for scholarships and graduate assistantship application opportunity

Step 1: Complete Online Application

Complete the online Graduate School application:   Apply Now! 

  • This is an electronic process that requires a $60 application fee due at the time of submission.

Step 2: Request Official Transcript(s)

Submit documentation showing all previous college coursework.
  • If undergraduate degree was earned from the University of Montana, we do not require official transcript(s) to be submitted.
  • Submit official transcripts to:

Step 3: Three Letters of Recommendation

Names and email address are supplied during the application process and the letters will be electronically collected by the university.

  • Submit information for those qualified to attest to your academic potential or professional performance.
  • Please view the Letter of Recommendation Form that will be requested by the university. We will email the form directly to the recipients provided in your application..

Step 4: Current Resume

Submit your most recent resume.
  • Include all work experience with dates of employment.

Step 5: Letter of Intent

Address letter to the Graduate Review Committee (2-3 paragraphs, no more than 1 page, in standard business format).
  • Describe your objective for receiving the specific graduate degree you are applying for (MAcct, MBA, MSBA).
  • Outline your career highlights, achievements and goals.

Step 6: Official GMAT Scores (if required)

Submit GMAT scores by the admission date, unless you have been granted a waiver (see below).  Scores should be no older than five years.  

More information on the GMAT can be found at www.mba.com. The website provides a complete description, including test dates and locations. 

MSBA Program

A GMAT waiver will be considered for those applicants who meet one of the following criteria by the application date:

  1. A previously earned Graduate Degree that required GMAT/GRE scores
  2. All foundations completed with a B or better

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. NOTE: The TOEFL is waived for students whose undergraduate degree is from an English-speaking school.

TOEFL Score Requirements
Paper Based 580
Computer Based 237
Internet Based 92