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Application Process

To apply to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs in Duluth, you need to do the follow through Apply Yourself (not the Duluth Graduate Programs application).  Also see Applications Materials Checklist below.

  • Apply to the University of Minnesota Graduate School on the Twin Cities campus through Apply Yourself:
    • submit to the Graduate School
      • completed online application form 
      • college transcripts
      • GRE scores
      • TOEFL scores for English proficiency (if English is not your first language)
      • application fee (Graduate School will not process your application without payment)
      • three letters of application
  • Apply to your Graduate Program (if required, see individual program websites for application information) through Apply Yourself:
    • submit appropriate materials per program
      • program application
      • any other required information


Application Materials Checklist

All application materials should be submitted directly to the Apply Yourself admissions system. We cannot review your application until all of the required materials listed below are submitted successfully.

Submission of the following indicate a complete application file:

Materials: Where to submit: How to submit:

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Required fields: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statements #1 & #2, and Recommendations.

Click here to access the online application.

Application Fee  

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 Click here for more information about fees.


Electronically via ApplyYourself

Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, 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.

You must list on your online application each institution of higher learning from which you have earned credit. You must also submit transcripts or academic records for each of these institutions. This includes partial or incomplete transcripts.

Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts or academic records must be submitted directly to the ApplyYourself online application. Please do not submit paper copies of this material because it will cause delays in your application processing. Click here for more detailed instructions.

If you have been previously enrolled at the University of Minnesota (any campus), you can get electronic copies of your transcripts from OneStop student services.

Official Transcripts

You will only be asked to submit official transcripts or academic records if you are admitted. These must be submitted before you register and enroll at the University of Minnesota.

If you have attended universities that issue official transcripts on request, you must have these materials sent to the Graduate School Admissions Office directly from the institution. An official, certified (signature and seal) English translation should be attached if the transcript is not in English.

For English language translation services in the Twin Cities area, click here or contact the Graduate School Admissions office at 612-625-3014.

The University of Minnesota reserves the right to require the submission of official transcripts or credentials any time during the admission review process.

Letters of     


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Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable. Paper copies are not accepted.

English Language test scores
(TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

Electronically via ApplyYourself


Click here for more information about TOEFL Scores.

Program application

(if applicable)


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Complete the program's application (if applicable) and upload it under Graduate Program Additional Application in the Program Supplementary Information section in ApplyYourself.



(if applicable)

Electronically via ApplyYourself


Upload your publications and articles into the Other Information portion on the Graduate Program Supplementary Information section of the ApplyYourself online application.


GRE Scores Electronically via ApplyYourself

Scores should be entered in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself.

For more information about the GRE - click here.


If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Row of Bottles

Graduate School Office of Admissions
University of Minnesota
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421
AHC Duluth Graduate Programs
162 Medical School Duluth
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812

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