Allied Graduate programs

Faculty in CMMB and EE also participate in and mentor students through a number of inter-departmental graduate programs campus-wide.


Faculty from multiple departments and colleges have joined together to offer exciting opportunities for training and research that is relevant to understanding the structure and function of the central nervous system, as well as how it is altered in neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Graduate students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program may obtain M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and work with faculty from a number of campus departments.  Neuroscience faculty study the molecular physiology of transporters and receptors, signal transduction mechanisms in normal and injured neurons, neurodegenerative pathways, cellular mechanisms of secretion, cell differentiation, cancers of the CNS, and the neural basis of behavior.

Wildlife Biology

The University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program provides students with an extensive knowledge of ecology, population biology, wildlife biology and critical thinking and quantitative skills. Our students become leaders, bringing science to the dynamic management of wildlife and fish populations and their habitat, communities, and ecosystems. The Wildlife Biology Program is a joint program with the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and ConservationDivision of Biological Sciences, and the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, and the Wildlife Biology graduate program offers both PhD and MS graduate degrees for students working with faculty across these units. Wildlife Biology is ranked number 1 in the U.S. and Canada for the quality, quantity and impact of faculty research.


The Biochemistry graduate program offers MS and PhD degrees in a dynamic environment where students engage in cutting-edge research in close collaboration with faculty. Students pursuing these degrees will learn to apply the tools of physical biochemistry and structural biology to exciting problems in biochemistry and biophysics.  The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics and related research in the Molecular and Biomedical Sciences provide a rich context for graduate studies in these fields at the University of Montana.