The Application Process

If you are interested in applying, you might begin by reviewing the Graduate School's steps for applying for admission, at which point you can also get started with the Graduate School's online application process.

Please check, as well, the pages and websites associated with the degree program to which you're applying (MFA Creative Writing, MA-Literature, MA-Literature: EcocritcismMA in English Teaching).

After applying for the University of Montana Graduate School you will then apply with the Department of English program of your interest. To apply for an MFA or MA Literature, all remaining components of the application will be uploaded through Submittable (available here October 1).

GRE scores are not required.

The application process will close on January 6th.

University of Montana MFA in Creative Writing application


University of Montana MA in Literature/Ecocriticism application


To apply for an MA English Teaching, the paper application packet still applies. With a rolling admissions policy for the MA English Teaching program, there is no application deadline. However, if you wish to receive a Teaching Assistantship, your completed application packet must be postmarked by January 6th, with the Teaching Assistantship form completed.