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Montana Tech is an ideal place for you to pursue a graduate degree. Our personal size means dedicated faculty with stellar professional backgrounds and wide-ranging research interests will mentor you in whatever program you choose. You will benefit from our state-of-the-art labs and equipment and outdoors in Big Sky country.
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Opportunities to Innovate
Montana Tech graduate students have unparalleled opportunities for hands-on discovery and application, driven by global challenges that require a multidisciplinary perspective. Many of these challenges arise from real-world problems that originate from a legacy of mineral and energy
extraction in the region. Both out-of-class research and in-class projects led by our graduate students will help usher in the new clean energy revolution without the environmental legacy of past extraction practices. At Montana Tech, students are the center of the educational experience, and both M.S. and Ph.D. students have opportunities for fellowships and assistantships.
Opportunities for Funding
The majority of on-campus thesis students at Montana Tech receive a graduate assistantship, that includes a tuition waiver and a living stipend. These assistantships allow our students to combine thesis-based research with student employment to fund the degree. These opportunities are increasing, and Montana Tech anticipates a significant increase in funded graduate research assistantships (GRA) positions for Fall. The GRA funding is available to both M.S. and Ph.D. students. Select projects available for Fall are related to advanced manufacturing, and identification, recovery, and processing of rare earth elements. These opportunities are available to students in civil, geological, mechanical, and mining engineering, materials science, and geochemistry, among others.
Opportunities for Current Montana Tech Undergraduate Students
Montana Tech’s 4+1 program allows undergraduate students the opportunity to jump start their graduate degree. Careful design allows students to incorporate graduate level coursework into their undergraduate curriculum. Undergraduates are encouraged to begin a research project to get a head start on the thesis requirements.
Opportunities for Native Students
The Sloan Fellowship will provide a qualified Native American graduate student a stipend and opportunity for additional funding.
Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowships, consist of a one year scholarship payment of $10,000, with a full tuition waiver.
Graduate Research Assistants are funded on accounts allocated for research.
Graduate Teaching Assistants assist with course duties and student instruction.
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Montana Technological University and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport, have entered into a historic cooperative research and development agreement.
Seventeen years after he graduated with his M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Dr. George Mwaniki is tackling global climate change and air pollution from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Graduate student Bailey Tasker recently presented at the 2022 North American Arctic Goose Conference (NAAGC) in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Montana Tech $1 million that will be used to purchase and maintain a multifunctional electron microscope.
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Jessica Daignault attended the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt.
Associate Professor Robin Bullock shared her expertise as a past project manager in mine closure with the Department of Energy.
Montana Tech students commanded the competition at the conference of the Pacific Northwest International Section (PNWIS) of the Air and Waste Management Association.
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