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The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university. Undergraduate students can choose from 15 bachelor degrees in 84 majors and 72 minors as well as four certificates. UMD also offers graduate programs in 26 fields, 14 minors, and five certificates. The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth both have programs on the UMD campus.
In addition to offering the EdD, UMD participates in two all-university PhD programs (one of which is located primarily on the UMD campus) and cooperates significantly in the delivery of a number of Twin Cities-based PhD programs.
UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.
Eight new buildings have been added to campus since 2000: the Kathryn A. Martin Library, James I. Swenson Building, Weber Music Hall, UMD Sports and Health Center Addition, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building, Bagley Classroom, and Ianni Hall. Currently under construction is the Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building.
UMD is also home for the Tweed Museum of Art, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Other facilities include the Research and Field Studies Center, Glensheen Historic Estate, the Lower Campus, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Natural Resources Research Institute.
Over 1,997 people work at UMD including: 512 full-time faculty and 298 full-time professional, academic and administrative staff, 94 part-time faculty and 46 part-time professional, academic and administrative staff, and 789 full-time/part-time civil service and labor represented employees.
Admission decisions are based upon overall assessment of academic preparation and performance. Primary factors include high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and academic preparation. New transfer students will be admitted on the basis of cumulative college GPA, completion ratio, and high school record (if fewer than 26 credits attempted).
|Med School / College of Pharmacy Degree-Seeking||352|
For a complete list of semester tuition and fee rates, visit the UMD One Stop Student Services website. Some basic per-credit tuition rates are as follow:
|Undergraduate programs, per credit||$457.54||$624.70|
|MBA Program, Duluth||$922.50||$922.50|
|MBA Program, Rochester||$1,025.00||$1,025.00|
|Graduate School, per credit||$1,353.34||$2,093.34|
|Med School, per semester, First year, |
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|College of Pharmacy, per semester, Year 1–3|
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The university also has tuition reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. UMD awards over $125 million in financial aid annually.
Alumni - We Connect U!
In the Twin Ports, there are over 13,000 alumni who call the area home. That number nearly doubles in the Twin Cities. With 68,000 alumni around the world, Bulldogs are well represented in all walks of life. The Office of Alumni Relations works to build connections between our alumni, faculty, and students.
Center for Economic Development
The Center for Economic Development provides business and talent development to individuals and organizations throughout the region. Business consultants assist small business owners ( with less than 500 employees) and entrepreneurs in establishing and growing ideas and organizations. Consultants work with clients on a range of activities, such as starting a business, managing and growing a business, and education and training. Continuing education consultants design and deliver professional development opportunities for adults at all stages of learning. CED also offers conference and registration services, as well as meeting space and focus group room rentals. For more information, visit the CED website.
The Fine Arts Academy, a non-degree granting Community School of the Arts, offers high quality arts instruction to infants, children, and adults. The Viz Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab that focuses on the integration of information and emerging visual technologies. With the addition of the MMAD Lab (Motion and Media Across Disciplines), the Viz Lab has expanded its reach into 3D motion capture and high definition video production. For more information, visit the School of Fine Arts website.
Gifts to UMD
Each year, the University of Minnesota Duluth is the grateful recipient of gifts given by alumni, friends, employees, foundations, and corporations. These gifts support students and programs in significant, meaningful ways by enhancing scholarships, lectureships, endowed chairs, programs, research, equipment, and a variety of other projects – all designed to promote excellence at UMD. There are a variety of ways you can support the University of Minnesota Duluth. Through the generosity of its donors, over $8.8 million was contributed in fiscal year 2017. For more information about giving to UMD, please call us at 218-726-7989, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Development Office website. Every gift counts!
UMD grants the degree of Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning. It also offers two all-university doctoral programs: Integrated Biosciences Ph.D., and Water Resources Science Ph.D., as well as cooperative doctoral programs through the Minneapolis campus, including Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics Ph.D., Pharmacology Ph.D., Geology and Earth Sciences Ph.D., and Social and Administrative Pharmacy Ph.D. For more information, visit the UMD Graduate School website.
UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library provides a full suite of library services, including research help, library instruction, online guides, course reserves, interlibrary loans, and both digital and physical materials that support student learning. On its second floor, the library is home to the Securian Learning Commons with collaborative academic support services such as the campus tutoring program, a writers' workshop, a math learning lab, and a multimedia assistance center. Guest, basic, and full-access computers are located throughout the facility, along with books, DVDs, academic journals, archives & special collections, and government documents. Students have access to ebooks and articles from academic journals, news sources, and magazines via the library's 300+ online databases. Any circulating book from a University of Minnesota campus library can be requested and sent to UMD to be checked out using the library's Get It service. Materials not available in the University of Minnesota system can be requested using interlibrary loan. Librarians provide research help on the second floor and can be consulted through email, telephone, text, or online chat. For more information, visit the Kathryn A. Martin Library website.
Natural Resources Research Institute
The Natural Resources Research Institute was established in 1983 to encourage economic growth for Minnesota's natural resources-based industries in an environmentally sound manner. NRRI's mission is to deliver research solutions to balance our economy, resources and environment for resilient communities. It is organized into six strategic research areas: 1) Minerals, Metallurgy & Mining; 2) Forest & Land; 3) Wood Products & Bioeconomy; 4) Water; 5) Renewable Energy; 6) Business & Entrepreneurial Support. For more information, visit the Natural Resources Research Institute website.
Research and Scholarly Activity
UMD faculty are encouraged to participate in research and scholarly activities as part of their institutional mission of research, teaching, and public service. These activities enhance their ability and capacity to deliver high quality instruction and strengthen students knowledge and skills in their area of study. For fiscal year 2016–17, proposals submitted to external sponsors totaled over $113.7 million. Awarded grants for the same time period exceeded $16.9 million.
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|Academic Administration||(218) 726-7103|
|Admissions Office (toll-free)||(800) 232-1339|
|Alumni Association||(218) 726-8829|
|Campus Security: UMD Police||(218) 726-7000|
|Career & Internship Services||(218) 726-7985|
|College of Education & Human Service Professions||(218) 726-7665|
|College of Liberal Arts||(218) 726-8981|
|Center for Economic Development||(218) 726-7298|
|Development Office||(218) 726-7989|
|General Information||(218) 726-8000|
|Graduate School Office||(218) 726-7523|
|Kathryn A. Martin Library||(218) 726-8102|
|Natural Resources Research Institute||(218) 720-4294|
|School of Fine Arts||(218) 726-7261|
|Swenson College of Science & Engineering||(218) 726-6397|
|Tweed Museum of Art||(218) 726-8222|
|University Marketing and Public Relations||(218) 726-6140|
(The facts are updated every October)