The IoE has three broad initial objectives for interdisciplinary education in the environmental and ecosystem sciences:

  • Expand opportunities for students to participate in basic and applied research, develop critical thinking and communications skills, and receive state-of-the-art education to increase their competitiveness in the workforce.
  • Increase state and national visibility for environmental and ecosystem science research and education programs by showcasing the strengths within and across institutions.
  • Increase capacity to recruit and retain nationally competitive graduate and undergraduate students in environmental areas.


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620