Graduate Application Timelines 


Applications for all programs are reviewed year-round.  

Decision notifications to applicants will begin mid to late January.

Target Date for Scholarships: 

Scholarships, Fellowships, Campus Visits & Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) applies only to

Mathematics MS, PhD

Statistics MS, PhD 

Math Ed PhD


December 15

Invited Campus Visits

Typically Spring Semester

GTA Awards

Typically made by April 15

Screening & Advising Form

Prospective students are encouraged to complete a FREE Screening and Advising Form before submitting the full Graduate Application Form.   

Screening and Advising Form

  • Allows the Screening Committee to pre-assess your qualifications and provide feedback on degree programs and application requirements. 
  • Response time is typically 1 - 2 weeks during the semesters.

Graduate Application Form

  • Information and link to the online form are below.


Graduate Application Form Information

All applicants must complete the (online) Graduate Application Form

  • Link to Graduate Application Form  
  • Application Fee is $60.00
  • GRE scores are optional, but if scores are submitted, they will be taken into account.  Official scores can be sent to The Graduate School at Montana State University (code 4488)

Required documentation for the graduate application

  • 3 letters of recommendation are required from individuals qualified to assess the applicant's ability and potential to succeed as a graduate student.  Typically current or former teachers, academic advisors, research advisors or employers submit these letters.
  • Personal statement that includes the applicant's academic background, research experience and interests, the applicant's future academic goals and how the program aligns with those interests and aspirations. 
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete list of all relevant course work post Calculus II, including textbook title, author and chapters covered.

International Students require additional documentation.  Please refer to The Graduate School's website regarding these requirements

Questions?  Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator