Doctoral Program Admission Requirements

The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews applications twice per year, beginning on March 1 for summer/fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.

Applications received after these review periods are discouraged but may be accepted and reviewed based on availability of space within the program. Please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning regarding space availability if you are applying beyond the dates listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Applicants submit an online application to the Graduate School. All other materials must be submitted directly to Teacher Education Service at the address at the bottom of the page.

  1. The Graduate School application must be filled out online. Submit the application and pay the $60 fee online.
  2. Letter of intent including academic and professional goals and philosophy of teaching and learning
  3. Current resume including experiences with children and adolescents
  4. Writing sample from academic work or publication
  5. Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
    • B.A./B.S. GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • M.A./M.Ed./M.S. GPA of 3.25 or higher
  6. Three letters of recommendation that attest to your recent academic or professional performance
  7. Official test scores (GRE or MAT) no older than five years:
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Verbal of 460 or higher, Quantitative of 520 or higher, Writing 4.5 or higher; OR
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): 375 or higher

International students whose first language is not English and who are not graduates of an English-speaking university must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores.

Graduate Program Teaching Assistantships are incredibly competitive, due to the limited positions available at both the Master's and Doctoral level. TA applications are only accepted during the March 1 deadline for the following academic year. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

Contact Us

Katie O'Connor
Support Specialist
Teacher Education Services
Phone: (406) 243-4841

Dr. Fletcher Brown
Graduate Program Coordinator        
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (406) 243-5287 

Teacher Education Services
Phyllis J. Washington Education Center
32 Campus Drive
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812