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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 UMN as one of the top 40 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.

Learn More

Visit the Graduate School website to find information on applying to grad school, funding opportunities, and resources for prospective international students.

Please note that each of our graduate programs has its own unique guidelines, timelines, and requirements in the application process. We highly encourage you to go explore the list of graduate programs and reach out to programs directly.

If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Graduate Admissions Office at gsquest@umn.edu.