The University of Montana Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 62 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEPH and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 12,419 (10,077 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 49% part-time, 51% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,264 in-state; $20,933 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2020

The University of Montana's doctoral program for profession of physical therapy is one that holds its soon to be professionals to a high standard. Not only is it located among some of the best fishing and hunting in the region, but the community in which it resides is equally as engaging. Students praise the knowledge and dedication of their professors. Each one is either a practicing clinician or researcher under which students are able to work for and be mentored by. Another great feature of this program is each year the students undergo a clinical experience where they work with a current physical therapist applying and enhancing that years acquired skills. Most of all the national board exams pass rate is over 95%, further supporting that this program is successful.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2011

The University of Montana provided me with an education that set me up for success. I am going to be obtaining my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and am confident that I am prepared for the vigorous coursework. The University of Montana also provided a wonderful atmosphere to learn. In the heart of an adventurous city, I was able to explore the mountains and make life long friends through the wonderful educational and non-educational settings provided by the University of Montana.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Montana's Educational Leadership program has been fantastic. I feel as though I am a better school counselor because of this program. The professors are knowledgeable , caring and enthusiastic. The work I completed was meaningful and increased my knowledge base. My chair has been fabulous with his feedback and support through the dissertation process.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019

The University of Montana is situated in one of the most beautiful towns in America, backed up against the mountains and a majestic river. It creates a great environment to encourage an active lifestyle and dedication to academia. The MBA program is one of the most aggressive in college, focused on developing competitive candidates to lead in the business world. Matched with Blackstone Launchpad, the University of Montana's MBA program provides excellent opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. It also has ties with many big names in the industry, providing countless study abroad and internship opportunities, many with job placement guarantees. It is a great school, and the MBA is one of the best programs on the campus.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

I am close to finishing my first year in the UM DPT program and so far I love it! Of course it is graduate school so there is plenty of work involved but the staff and professors are incredibly friendly and helpful. That is one of the main reason I chose UM over the other programs I was accepted into. The program puts a big emphasis on community and service. The small class size means you get to know people well in your class and others so you're already networking and developing lasting friendships. The block schedule takes some getting used to at first because the pace is pretty fast and furious; but it means you're always learning something new and the system encourages an effective building of knowledge so you can become a great DPT! Another plus for me was getting to start clinicals the first year, it's great to get your toes wet and remember why you're in school after all that studying! UMPT is a great choice!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011

The University of Montana is a great place to attend school because it offers an experience which will teach you how to prepare for your future as well as how to interact with others in a caring and constructive manner. I think as technology advances and our population continues to multiply, teaching the importance of community and real-time interaction with other humans and our environment is of paramount importance. At the University of Montana you will feel at home and part of something bigger than yourself. From the wide array of outdoor activities to choose from, to the kind and friendly nature of the faculty and surrounding community, there are so many opportunities to lean into which will support your education and personal growth. The education I received took place both inside the classroom and within the community. Missoula does a great job of engaging people and cultivating creative thinkers. Whether you are going into the arts or sciences, you will find that your ideas will be heard and supported. The University of Montana strives to create a well-rounded experience for their students by incorporating the community into the school system, therein, teaching the importance of community as well as education. UM is committed to supporting local farmers and businesses. For example, last year UM's dining service spent over $1 million in beef, dairy, and produce from Montana farms and ranches. This is just one example of many where the University of Montana incorporates the greater community into their system. If you want to go to a school that cares about you as an individual and will help prepare you to take on your life's future challenges, I would say there is no better place than the University of Montana.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

Great access to most professors and the school has a real "family" feel to it. The students coming out of the school never have a hard time finding a job and I feel that I will be competitive in the job market when I am done, partially thanks to the school. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of options for non-loan financial aid in this program for out-of-state students.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

The pharmacy program is very welcoming and has a great "home" feeling. The only drawbacks I have noticed with this school are a lack of qualified professors in the program and no possibility for scholarships for out-of-state students.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: specificity in the field Cons: much money for few classes
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Moving to Montana was a big culture shock. My first year was very difficult not knowing how to fit in and there didn't seem to be adequate guidance helping us step into this new role. I was not passionate about the courses offered first semester, the second semester got better. There is quite a bit of politics involved in this program. You need to learn the rules of the game.
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