About the Graduate School

The University of Minnesota, founded in 1851, conferred its first doctoral degree in 1888. Medical and law schools 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, located on the 3rd floor of Johnston Hall on the East Bank of the Twin Cities campus, is here to ensure that students have the resources and support they need to have a successful graduate education experience. In addition to providing a number of academic and professional development opportunities, the Graduate School connects students across colleges through interdisciplinary initiatives, administers fellowships and grants, provides quality oversight of programs, leads initiatives that foster excellence in graduate education, and promotes diversity and inclusivity in the graduate community.

Explore our programs and learn more about the opportunities for advanced study at the University of Minnesota.