If you have any questions as you complete your application, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
December 1 is the application deadline for fall semester admission.
All materials must be submitted directly through the online application system by the deadline. The admissions committee will not review applications until all required materials have been submitted according to the following instructions.
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Application for graduate admissions
Go to the University of Minnesota online application.
Complete all required fields:
Submit all materials through the online application. Once you submit, your application is final. No changes or additions can be accepted.
$75 for U.S. applicants, $95 for international applicants. This fee cannot be waived or deferred. (Get more information on the application fee: https://grad.umn.edu/admissions/application-instructions/application-fees.)
Upload unofficial transcripts or academic records directly through the online application.
International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English.
Instructions for uploading transcripts are online at https://grad.umn.edu/admissions/application-instructions/transcripts-credentials.
Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, as this may cause serious delays in the processing of your application.
There is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material. Check the Graduate School's application instructions page for details.
GRE and TOEFL test scores
Enter your scores through the online application on the "Test Scores" section. PMB will evaluate your application using these unofficial scores.
Official GRE and (if applicable) TOEFL scores must be sent by ETS to the Graduate School (school code 6874). GRE scores are valid for five years and TOEFL for two years. In addition, international students should upload one file that contains both their GRE and TOEFL score reports. We do not require a subject GRE test.
Personal statement & Description of research
The personal statement/description of research is required. It is an integral part of your application; the PMB admissions committee will read it closely for content and coherence.
Please limit this statement to no more than a total of three (3) pages (two pages for personal statement and one page for description of research). You may upload these as one document under the "Personal Statement" slot on the "Materials" section of the online application
Your personal statement should outline your personal, educational, and work background; your research experience and interests; your career goals and your view of how graduate school will help you attain those goals.
In this statement, please list the faculty member(s) with whom you wish to work.
Enrolling and graduating a diverse student body is central to the University of Minnesota's mission. The diversity statement is an opportunity for you to provide a second statement on the topic of diversity. It is not required for admission.
If you submit a diversity statement, please write about the distinctive qualities, characteristics, and life experiences you would contribute to your graduate program and to the education of fellow students at the University of Minnesota. You may wish to include examples that address your contribution to the diversity of the student body and illustrate your motivation to succeed by setting high standards for accomplishing intellectual and other goals, overcoming obstacles to achievement, and/or helping others to gain access to the resources necessary for success.
Note: For US Citizens and Permanent Residents, this statement will be used to determine if you are eligible to be nominated by the admissions committee for a Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowship (DOVE Fellowship). Your statement should indicate how your background, experiences, and achievements will contribute to the University's goal of promoting excellence through diversity. If applicable, nominees should mention hardships or obstacles that they have overcome to complete their undergraduate education.
This statement is not required but is allowed, if you want to explain particular aspects of your educational or work history.
Upload your resume or CV in PDF format. Do not upload more than one copy.
Writing samples are not required by the PMB graduate program.
Letters of recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required. Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Additional referees, such as employers, are also acceptable.
All letters must be submitted via the online application system.