Montana State University Graduate Program

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The Department of History & Philosophy at Montana State University in Bozeman welcomes applications for its MA and PhD programs in Environmental History broadly defined. The department has a strong concentration of prominent scholars in environmental history, including among others, Brett Walker, who is a recent Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2011 ASEH best-book award, and Tim LeCain, who won the same best-book award in 2010. The department is also currently conducting a search to fill its newly created Wallace Stegner Chair, which will bring a top scholar in the history of the American West and the environment to MSU beginning in the fall of 2016.

The MA and PhD in Environmental History provide world-class instruction and mentoring within a small collegial program that permits close interactions between faculty and students. There are numerous opportunities for internships with local private and governmental institutions dealing with environmental issues. The program has proved very successful in placing its graduates in both academic and non-academic positions.

Bozeman is a beautiful mountain community with unsurpassed opportunities for outdoor recreation and a vibrant cultural environment. 

Students accepted into the PhD program are typically provided with competitive funding packages. Funding at the MA level is dependent on qualifications. The deadline for applicants that wish to be considered for funding is 31 January 2016.

We would be appreciative if you could pass this email on to potentially interested students.

For more information, please contact:

Timothy James LeCain

Director of Graduate Studies

tlecain@montana.edu