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Environmental Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
The multidisciplinary Environmental Studies Master’s Degree Program offers a variety of focus areas, as well as the opportunity to blend focus areas within the Program. Students are also encouraged to pair Environmental Studies classes with courses from other programs at the University of Montana. 


The Masters Degree Program in Environmental Studies is flexible; students, with their academic advisors, design their own study programs by choosing from courses throughout the University. Within this diversity of choice, and because we believe a well-rounded perspective and range of skills are needed to be an effective environmentalist, a limited number of foundational courses are required. (Note: As EVST faculty refine and update our Program, the graduate program requirements may occasionally change slightly--for entering students only.)


While fulfilling their program requirements as outlined above, students in the Environmental Studies Masters Degree Program may also pursue their particular study interests and related opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Approaches to Environmental Problems
  • Pollution Ecology
  • Research Methods for Social Change
  • Rhetoric and Environmental Controversy
  • Environmental Issues of Native Americans
  • The Literature of Nature Writing
  • The Greening of Religion
  • Env. Organizing or
  • Scientific Approaches to Env. Problems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Students from any undergraduate major are encouraged to apply to the Environmental Studies Masters program. 
  • If admitted to the EVST Program, candidates are granted either full or provisional (which can be changed to full upon successful completion of the first semester) status. Provisional status admittees are not considered for Teaching Assistantships until their status changes. To be admitted with full status, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • G.P.A. - Minimum 3.0 (B or better) out of 4.0 G.P.A or
  • G.R.E. - Verbal, quantitative & analytical writing test scores. Minimum verbal score of 500 for tests taken prior to August 2011; 153 for tests taken after August 2011.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    262 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

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