1. Application Materials and Deadline

To ensure consideration for a teaching assistantship for the fall semester, application packet materials must be received by March 1st.  All applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1st.  Application packets submitted after this date are reviewed by the IPAT Graduate Committee depending upon program space.  Applications for spring semester will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Instructions for applying to the Graduate School are in the Applying for Admission section of the UM Graduate School web site (

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, the School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training also requires:

  • A statement of purpose of your background and goals, including your degree option choice. (max 500 words)
  • A resume/curriculum vitae 

2. Requirements for Admission

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for all college work.
  • Completion of the GRE.  We accept GRE scores with a test date that is within the past five years OR verifiable GRE scores if the test date is over five years old. 

3. International Students

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UM provides teaching assistantships which are generally limited to ½ time assistantships. The minimum stipend for a teaching assistantship is $4,500. All teaching assistantships from the School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training come with a one semester tuition waiver. The most common duties of graduate assistants include helping with activity classes, academic classes, and assisting with undergraduate lab classes.  Additionally, grant funding from individual faculty members may be available to supplement student income.  These funds depend on faculty research funding and prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty to inquire about these opportunities.  Extra funding from additional sources can conspire to allow students to apply for out-of-state waivers through the TARA guidelines.

Tuition  Waivers: Current tuition rates can be found in the Tuition & Fees Section on the Graduate website.  Tuition Waivers cover the cost of in-state or out-of-state tuition and the $30 registration fee for one semester. Other fees charged by the University are not covered.  These fees total approximately $1,260 per semester. Included in the fees is student health insurance.

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Assistantship Application and Deadline

New students: Students should indicate their interest in an assistantship within the admission materials of the graduate school application. Students should request a GA application from Dr. Dumke following the completion of their application to the program.  

Returning students: submit a letter of intent and GA application to the graduate coordinator, Chuck Dumke, McGill Hall #106 or

Contact info about HHP graduate students, and address to send in GA application:

Charles Dumke, PhD, FACSM Graduate Program Coordinator
The University of Montana
School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training
106 McGill Hall 32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812