Montana Tech Graduate School, 1300 West Park Street, Butte, Montana 59701, United States of America

Montana Technological University

Montana Tech Graduate School, 1300 West Park Street, Butte, Montana 59701, United States of America


Montana Tech is a great place to attend graduate school! As a future graduate student, consider our world-class degree programs to ignite your curiosity and move you ahead.

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.

Program Requirements

Thirty to 37 semester credits, including a 1-credit technical seminar and a 1-credit writing seminar. Thesis (30-31 credit) and non-thesis (36-37 credit) options.

Earth Science and Engineering and Collaborative Materials Science program with Montana State University. Sixty semester credits at least 18 for dissertation and at least 32 for course work. Twenty credit core first-year curriculum. Qualifying exam, candidacy exam dissertation, and dissertation defense.

Other degrees:
Master's programs have thesis and non-thesis options. A thesis can be accomplished by preparing paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree at Montana Technological University is a 31-credit, coursework-only master’s degree for those with a B.S. degree in engineering. It provides an avenue for working engineers and recent graduates to qualify for professional advancement and licensure. It also provides a curriculum path for high-achieving undergraduate engineering students seeking a Master’s degree, but who aren’t interested in research careers.

Twelve discipline options are available. The curriculum requires 24 credits of advanced courses plus the one-credit comprehensive exit exam in the discipline, in addition to 6 credits from a core. The core consists of a graduate-level 3-credit course in Project and Engineering Management plus a second 3-credit graduate-level course from a short list, such as Entrepreneurship and Economic Feasibility.

Thesis must conform to a standard format. All theses are submitted electronically and archived by ProQuest.
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

Montana Tech has a strong heritage in engineering, science and technology, blending theory with practice to meet the changing needs of society, foster responsible development and support sustainable use of natural resources. We opened as the Montana State School of Mines in 1900 under the same Act of Congress that granted statehood to Montana.

Overlooking Butte, once a mining community called “the richest hill on earth,” Montana Tech is close to leisure opportunities ranging from historical sites to hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, hot springs, and major parks to explore. Our strongest attributes, however, are the exemplary graduate education, workforce development, research, and service opportunities we offer. Small classes, close collaboration among faculty and students, and diverse field, experimental, and theoretical/computational research opportunities engage graduate students in advancing the frontiers of knowledge and practice.