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The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive research universities in the United States. Across more than 200 academic departments, the University offers graduate degrees in virtually every field, with degree options ranging from traditional research-based master's and PhDs to career-focused professional degrees and certificates. See the list of graduate and professional degree programs.

Top-Ranked Programs

Many of the University of Minnesota’s programs are ranked among the best in the world, as measured by the National Research Council, the Center for Measuring University Performance, and U.S. News & World Report. The Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiaotong University, in fact, ranks the U of M as one of the top 30 universities in the world

Diverse Community

The University community includes approximately 3,000 international graduate and professional degree students in more than 200 fields. Students come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries around the world.