Graduate Admissions

The University of Minnesota Graduate School is where the next generation of leaders, innovators, creators, and researchers are born. Each of our unique graduate programs has specific application deadlines and materials. You can find more detailed information on all of our graduate programs and their specific admissions requirements by visiting each degree page.

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Virtual Info Sessions

The Graduate School Admissions Office is hosting virtual information sessions about the graduate school application process every Thursday at 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM CST throughout the fall. All prospective students who are interested in graduate programs at the University of Minnesota are welcome. Visit the Graduate School website for more details. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For questions, email gsquest@umn.edu.

Architecture Deadlines

The GRE requirement is waived for the Master of Architecture program for Fall 2022.  This also includes all MS auxiliary degrees in Architecture.

Schedule an Architecture Information Session

Master of Architecture

January 15 priority deadline

  • The M. Arch. is continuing to accept applications beyond its priority application submission date of January 15, 2021. 
  • The School of Architecture offers a total of nearly $1,000,000 in assistance annually to students in the Masters of Architecture program. Thanks to the generosity and support from alumni, as well as the Twin Cities Architecture community, the school is able to award approximately $350,000 in scholarship funding. In addition, the school funds more than 60 graduate assistantship positions valued at approximately $600,000.

Master of Heritage Studies & Public History 

Fall Admissions Only
January 15

Master of Science in Architecture

Rolling Admissions
Apply 4 months before entry

Design PhD: Architecture

Priority Deadline: December 15
Final Deadline: May 1

    Design Graduate Program Deadlines

    Master of Arts in Design

    Priority Deadline: December 15
    Final Deadline: April 1

    Master of Science in Design

    Priority Deadline: December 15
    Final Deadline: April 1

    Master of Fine Arts in Design

    Graphic Design Track

    Priority Deadline: December 15
    Final Deadline: April 1

    Doctor of Philosophy in Design

    Priority Deadline: December 15
    Final Deadline: April 1

    Human Factors & Ergonomics Deadlines

    Landscape Architecture Deadlines

    Master of Landscape Architecture

    Final Deadline: January 16

    Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

    Final Deadline: January 16