Admission

Any graduate of an accredited college or university may apply for admission to the Graduate School at the University of Montana. Contact the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for information regarding required admission application materials, financial aid and teaching and research assistantships.

You can request information about The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry via email at chemistry@umontana.edu.

Undergraduate preparation should be equivalent to the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry at the University of Montana. However, a student deficient in undergraduate preparation but who exhibits potential as a graduate student may be admitted on a provisional basis. Such a student may make up deficiencies after starting the graduate program, but doing so will lengthen the time necessary for completing the degree. Graduate students with provisional status are eligible for financial aid.

All applicants must submit the following information:

  1. Graduate Record Examination (The UM ETS Code number is 4489. The Department numbers are Organic, 304; Physical, 306; Analytical, 302; General, 301; Chemistry, 399; and Inorganic, 303.)
  2. One official transcript from each university or college previously attended
  3. A 100-300 word personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's potential as a graduate student in chemistry.
  5. Submit the online application to the Graduate School online.
  6. All non-native speakers must take either the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam and submit the scores to The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

All entering students must take a medical examination to be recorded on University health forms.

Admission Priority Deadlines

  • Fall - Priority will be given to complete application packets received by December 15th.  Complete Application packets received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.
  • Spring - Priority will be given to complete application packets postmarked by September 15th.  Complete Application packets received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.

To contact or send graduate admissions information via postal service please address all correspondence to:

Graduate Admissions
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812.