Change of Status

Current (active) graduate students who wish to change their graduate major and/or degree level must submit a "change of status" application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.   There are two types of Change of Status applications.  Read below to determine which type of application you should submit.  

In all cases, start by contacting the program to which you are applying for information about program content, deadlines, and whether additional materials (such as GRE scores or letters of recommendation) are needed.

Complete the online application if you want to:

  • add a new (concurrent) program at the same degree level, change to a different major, add or change a track, or change from a masters to doctoral degree level (with or without completing the current masters degree).

Complete the Change of Status PDF Form if you want to:  

  • Change from a Ph.D. to a Master's only in the same program.
  • Add the first track to your current major, if you are not already in a track.
  • Remove a track (without adding another track)

Submit the completed Change of Status Form to gsquest@umn.edu.  No fee is required.  

If you have questions, please contact Graduate Admissions at 612-625-3014, or gsquest@umn.edu.

Former students who are not currently active in a grad program, click here for information about Readmission.