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Welcome to the Graduate Admissions Office!

Montana Tech’s Graduate School is home to 22 master’s degree programs and specializations, as well as  three Ph.D. programs, that reflect the university’s long, accomplished history of education in engineering, mining and metallurgy, natural resources, industrial hygiene, and geosciences.

Montana Tech’s graduate degrees focus on research and academic excellence. Our alumni are at the forefront of their industries and academic fields. Most programs have 100 percent placement rate into high-paying, in-demand STEM careers.

Hands-on experience is a requirement of all of Montana Tech’s degree programs. Our renown faculty are on the frontlines of groundbreaking research. They regularly receive funding from the nation’s best scientific organizations, including the Army Research Lab and National Science Foundation.

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Admission Credentials Checklist

Application & Application Fee 

Students may apply online here or fill out a paper application. Complete, sign and submit paper application to Montana Tech's Graduate School Office with all required information. 

A non-refundable check or money order payable to Montana Tech in the amount of $50.00 must accompany the application. Your application will be processed when the fee is received.

Please send all materials via email to gradschool@mtech.edu or mail all materials to:

Montana Tech
Graduate School
1300 West Park Street Box 67
Butte, MT 59701

Degree Objective Statement - Personal/Professional Statement ✓

Include a typewritten statement outlining academic and professional goals and how they relate to the chosen field of study.

Official Transcripts ✓

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended. At least one transcript must include evidence of receipt of a Bachelor's degree. Transcripts marked "issued to student" are not acceptable. Transcripts need to be sent directly to the Graduate School Office from the institution. Contact the Registrar at previous schools and request official transcripts be forwarded directly to the Graduate School Office. Transcripts sent from the student are not accepted.

If your undergraduate education took place outside of the U.S., you are responsible for having your transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by one of these organizations:

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required for full admission. For provisional admission status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 is required. For provisional probationary status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 is required. For students who have completed graduate work or post-baccalaureate study with a GPA above 3.0, exceptions can be considered.

Letters of Reference ✓

Three letters of reference are required for admission. Reference forms can be accessed here. Reference forms must be sent to the Graduate School Office directly from the reference. If reference froms are sent by the applicant, place forms in a sealed envelope with the reference’s signature over the seal.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) ✓

GRE General Test Scores are not required for applicants from ABET-accredited or US-regionally accredited institutions. GRE General Test Scores are also not required for any applicants to the Mining Engineering Program. 

Applicants requiring GRE General Test Scores must instruct Educational Testing Service to submit official GRE General Test Scores to the Montana Tech's Graduate School Office. Montana Tech's School Code is 4487.

Immunization Records ✓

Immunization records of the following are required: 

  • Rubella
  • Measles (two doses of MMR)

By Montana State Law these immunizations are required before registration for all students born after December 31, 1956. This record must include dates of immunizations and a physician’s or nurse’s signature or initials.

Montana Residency 

For more information on Montana Residency please refer to the Montana Board of Regents Policy page here.

Financial Assistance 

For infromation on Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), Tuition Waivers, or Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA), please refer to the financial awards page here

Application & Application Fee 

Students may apply online here or fill out a paper application. Complete, sign and submit paper application to Montana Tech's Graduate School Office with all required information including the International Statement of Financial Support [PDF].

A non-refundable check or money order payable to Montana Tech in the amount of $50.00 must accompany the application. Your application will be processed when the fee is received.

Please send all materials via email to gradschool@mtech.edu or mail all materials to:

Montana Tech
Graduate School
1300 West Park Street Box 67
Butte, MT 59701

Degree Objective Statement - Personal/Professional Statement ✓

Include a typewritten statement outlining academic and professional goals and how they relate to the chosen field of study.

Official Transcripts ✓

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended. At least one transcript must include evidence of receipt of a Bachelor's degree. Transcripts marked "issued to student" are not acceptable. Transcripts need to be sent directly to the Graduate School Office from the institution. Contact the Registrar at previous schools and request official transcripts be forwarded directly to the Graduate School Office. Transcripts sent from the student are not accepted.

If your undergraduate education took place outside of the U.S., you are responsible for having your transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by one of these organizations:

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required for full admission. For provisional admission status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 is required. For provisional probationary status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 is required. For students who have completed graduate work or post-baccalaureate study with a GPA above 3.0, exceptions can be considered.

Letters of Reference ✓

Three letters of reference are required for admission. Reference forms can be accessed here. Reference forms must be sent to the Graduate School Office directly from the reference. If reference froms are sent by applicant, place forms in a sealed envelope with the reference’s signature over the seal.

Graduate Record Examination ✓

GRE General Test Scores are required for the following programs when the applicant does not have a degree of a US-regionally accredited or ABET-accredited institution:

  • Earth Science and Engineering PhD
  • Ecological Restoration PhD
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • General Engineering (Waived if passing grade achieved on FE exam)
  • Industrial Hygiene Campus Program
  • Metallurgical/Mineral Processing
  • Geoscience
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geophysical Engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrogeological Engineering
  • Materials Science Ph.D.
  • Petroleum Engineering

GRE General Test Scores are also not required for any applicants to the Mining Engineering Program. 

Applicants requiring GRE General Test Scores must instruct Educational Testing Service to submit official GRE General Test Scores to the Montana Tech's Graduate School Office. Montana Tech's School Code is 4487.

English Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) ✓

Students who have not attended a college or university in the United States or in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand must provide evidence of English Proficiency. Montana Tech accepts either one of these English Proficiency scores:

For TOEFL, instruct Educational Testing Service to submit official scores to the Graduate School Office. Montana Tech's School Code is 4487. Minimum scores of at least 78 IBT are required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is also acceptable.

Immunization Records ✓

A physician-validated certification on medical stationary, a Montana Tech International Student Health Form, or a World Health Organization Certificate is required showing immunization for the following:

  • Rubella
  • Measles (two doses of measles vaccine after 1st birthday, including month, day, and year)
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test (within the last year)

Each of these immunization records must:

  • Be identified on the record in English.
  • Have the signature of a physician or registered nurse.
  • Include month, day, and year of each immunization. 

Immunization records are required before a visa can be requested.

International Statement of Financial Support ✓

The International Statement of Financial Support Form must be completed by you, your sponsor (if applicable), and the bank certifying the funds. This form certifies that funding will be available to cover estimated living expenses during your first year at Montana Tech. All International students applying for admission must provide a certified financial statement showing at least $40,716 (U.S. Dollars). If you are bringing your spouse or dependents, the financial statement must certify an additional $3,000 for your spouse, and $1,500 for each child. Please note that all required dollar amounts are subject to change.

All financial statements and documentation must be official. Photocopies and/or facsimiles will not be processed. Your application will not be processed until an acceptable Financial Statement in US Dollars is received.

Financial Assistance ✓

For infromation on Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), Tuition Waivers, or Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA), please refer to the financial awards page here

Application ✓

Returning students please complete the re-admissions application, sign and submit to Montana Tech's Graduate School Office with all required information.

Please send all materials via email to gradschool@mtech.edu or mail all materials to:

Montana Tech
Graduate School
1300 West Park Street Box 67
Butte, MT 59701

Official Transcripts ✓

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended. Contact the Registrar at previous schools and request official transcripts be forwarded directly to the Graduate School Office. At least one transcript must include evidence of receipt of Bachelor's degree. Transcripts marked "issued to student" are not acceptable.  If your undergraduate education took place outside of the U.S., you are responsible for having your transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by one of these organizations:

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required for full admission. For provisional admission status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 is required. For provisional probationary status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 is required. For students who have completed graduate work or post-baccalaureate study with a GPA above 3.0, exceptions can be considered.

Application ✓

Complete, sign and submit the Graduate Non-Degree Application [PDF] to Montana Tech's Graduate School Office with all required information. Please send all materials to:

Montana Tech
Graduate School
1300 West Park Street Box 67
Butte, MT 59701

Application Fee ✓

A non-refundable check or money order payable to Montana Tech in the amount of $50.00 must accompany the application. Your application will be processed when the fee is received.

Official Transcripts ✓

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended. Contact the Registrar at previous schools and request official transcripts be forwarded directly to the Graduate School Office. At least one transcript must include evidence of receipt of Bachelor's degree. Transcripts marked "issued to student" are not acceptable. If your undergraduate education took place outside of the U.S., you are responsible for having your transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by one of these organizations:

Industrial Hygiene Professional Track ✓ 

  • Requires at least two years of work experience and a resumé.

Project Engineering & Management ✓ 

  • Requires at least two years of work experience and a resumé.

Petroleum Engineering ✓

  • Applicants must provide at least two examples of technical writing. The documents must be in English and you must be the sole author. Each example can be for any technical subject, should be at least one page in length, and should be recent (written within the past 2 years).

General Engineering: Mechanical Engineering Concentration ✓ 

  • Applicants must pass the fundamentals of engineering examination or provide GRE scores.

Interdisciplinary MS ✓ 

  • View program requirements here.
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(406) 496-4781
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