Your Guide to Graduate School Admissions

The Graduate School Admissions Office assists students throughout the entire admissions process. We’re here to help with questions about applications and transcripts, point applicants towards sources of financial aid and grants, support international students who need to obtain a visa, and participate in outreach programs to promote graduate study.

When you’re ready to apply, so are we.

Before you Apply

The Graduate School offers masters and doctoral degrees for more than 130 research-based graduate programs across two campuses. Which path will you choose?

Application requirements may vary from program to program. Be sure you have the correct materials, and qualifications.

International students must complete a few additional steps as part of their application process. Be sure to review all of the international application requirements before beginning the application process.

Programs that require specific materials may not review your application for admission until they receive these materials.

To ensure your application is processed efficiently, we strongly recommend that you submit your completed application and all required materials at least two weeks before your application deadline.

Tuition costs vary by school year, the number of credits you plan to take, and whether you’re a resident or non-resident.

When You're Ready to Apply

Create an application, upload your transcripts and credentials, and pay the application fee.

Explore your campus, discover events and opportunities, and find out what you can expect as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.

Learn about the different funding and financial aid options available to you, including grants, fellowships, assistantships, and loans.

Gradschool News

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Dr. Edgar Arriaga, headshot
05. 01. 2024
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Edgar Arriaga as the new Associate Dean for Faculty Initiatives at the Graduate School, effective June 3, 2024.
The cover of SPARK Volume 4
04. 23. 2024
The Community of Scholars Program Writing Initiative and the SPARK Editorial Board are excited to announce the publication of the fourth issue of SPARK!