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What will I learn?

The stem cell biology master's program is a multidisciplinary program that prepares graduates for a career in research, teaching, or industry within the field of stem cell biology. It offers training in stem cell biology, a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that rests on foundations provided by molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Students will take lecture, lab, and seminar courses in these various disciplines, in addition to stem cell biology. They will interact with members of the Stem Cell Institute through participation in research seminars and journal clubs.

Students who elect Plan A will spend a full calendar year, including summer, conducting research in the laboratory of a stem cell graduate program faculty member. This research will form the basis of the master's thesis.

Students who elect Plan B will conduct research of primary literature resulting in a written paper and seminar on a topic in Stem Cell Biology agreed upon in advance by the student and faculty adviser. Part-time students choosing Plan B are expected to complete the degree within 3 years by taking take one to two courses per semester, excluding summers.

Intake: Fall and Spring

Which department am I in?

Medical School

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,784.00 per year
Year 1: USD $41,784; Year 2: USD $40,060; Year 3: USD $39,226; Year 4: USD $38,486

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Medical School

Mayo Building,

420 Delaware Street SE,

MINNEAPOLIS,

Minnesota,

55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.10.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.20.

A bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in biological science or a related field.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 94; IELTS Academic – 7.0; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.

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About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial awards

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