University of Montana Missoula - Mission


University of Montana-Missoula pursues academic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of curriculum and instruction, student performance, and faculty professional accomplishments. The University accomplishes this mission, in part, by providing unique educational experiences through the integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases. The University also educates competent and humane professionals and informed, ethical, and engaged citizens of local and global communities; and provides basic and applied research, technology transfer, cultural outreach, and service benefiting the local community, region, State, nation and the world.

Vision Statements

In pursuit of its mission, University of Montana-Missoula will:

  1. Educate students to become ethical persons of character and values, engaged citizens, competent professionals, and informed members of a global and technological society.
  2. Increase the diversity of the students, faculty, and staff for an enriched campus culture.
  3. Attain the Carnegie Commission status of Doctoral Research–Extensive University (50 or more doctorates in at least 15 fields annually) and increase funded research to $100,000,000 annually by 2011.
  4. Pursue more partnerships–especially with local communities, businesses and industries, public schools, community and tribal colleges, state and local governments and universities abroad–and expand the training and technology transfer programs to promote community and economic development.
  5. Develop the capability and infrastructure for use of information technology to increase the efficiency and productivity of the campus and the state; and
  6. Involve and engage the faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners, and friends of the University in institutional governance.

Equal Opportunity

University of Montana is committed to a program of equal opportunity for education, employment and participation in University activities without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, creed, political ideas, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, or sexual orientation.