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Graduate School Virtual Office Notice

The Graduate School is now running a virtual office environment until further notice. 

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The University of Minnesota is one of the nation’s largest research institutions. We offer hundreds of graduate and professional degree programs led by award-winning and internationally-recognized faculty to help develop the next generation of leaders, innovators, and visionaries.

We’re here to help with questions about applications and transcripts, advise on financial aid and grants, support international students who need to obtain a visa, and facilitate outreach programs that promote graduate study.

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The Graduate School Diversity Office (GSDO) leads and coordinates the University’s initiatives in the recruitment, funding, retention, and graduation of a diverse graduate and professional student body. Additionally, our office works closely with other organizations connected to diversity, underrepresented populations, and multiculturalism.

Your financial well-being is essential to your academic success. Fellowships, grants, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and loans provide the most common forms of support for graduate students. 

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The Graduate School is here to ensure that you have access to the resources and support you need to develop your skills, expand your knowledge, and prepare you for the next step of your professional journey.

Community of Scholars Program, Publications

SPARK eZine Features the Work of BIPOC Graduate Researchers

The SPARK eZine was created to generate conversations about the scholarship of graduate researchers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC).
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Student Profiles

The Rise of Cloud Infrastructure: Investigating Technological, Organizational, and Workplace Shifts

Devika Narayan's work has been an in-depth examination of the changing structure of markets, new digital platforms, and the emergent workplace structures that shape contemporary capitalism. 
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Community of Scholars Program

Graduate School to Host Virtual Achieve & Uplift Program Celebrating Graduating COSP Students

On Tuesday, April 27th, the Graduate School will virtually host Achieve & Uplift, an evening of inspiration for both graduating and continuing Community of Scholars Program (COSP) students.
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Dean's Office, Faculty

Dean Lanyon Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

The Graduate and Professional award was established in 1999 to recognize contributions to graduate and professional education at the University of Minnesota.
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Faculty, Graduate School Advisory Board, Postdocs

2021 Call for Nominations: Graduate School Advisory Board

Nominations are currently being sought for service on the Graduate School Advisory Board (GSAB). The Graduate School Advisory Board is the principal advisory body at the University of Minnesota for graduate education and postdoctoral training, and plays a critical role in guiding and assessing strategic initiatives in graduate education and postdoctoral training at the University.
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