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Preparing for Graduate School

Get Ready for an Unforgettable Experience

Our goal is to ensure that every student is prepared to dedicate their full attention toward the graduate education experience.

Application Instructions

Carefully review what you need to apply to your graduate program(s) of interest. 

Program Statistics

Explore each graduate program's statistics, such as yearly number of applicants and acceptance rates. 

Funding Options

Fellowships, grants, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and loans provide the most common forms of support for graduate students.

GRE Requirements

Many graduate programs require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, which can be entered in your online application. 

Diversity Resources

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.

Explore our campuses

Whether you’re energized by the atmosphere of a modern metropolis or you draw inspiration from the serenity of nature, there’s a place for you at the University of Minnesota.

Discover undergraduate research opportunities

Get paid, work part-time, and assist with research on campus.