About the Graduate School


As one of the world's most comprehensive public research universities, the University of Minnesota offers outstanding graduate and professional education across a range of disciplines—agriculture, engineering, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Postbaccalaureate degrees are offered for study in the international port city of Duluth, the medical and technical corridor in Rochester, and the cosmopolitan Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul on the Mississippi River.

The University of Minnesota, founded in 1851, conferred its first doctoral degree in 1888. Medical and law schools also were established in 1888, a graduate school in 1905, and a hospital in 1911. Today the University is a world-renowned research institution with 18,000 students enrolled in graduate and professional programs in 15 colleges. The Graduate School is an agent of change, excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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