Integrated Programs - How to Apply

If you have any questions as you complete your application, please contact the Student Program Coordinator at

Application Deadlines

Admission will occur twice per year, in the fall and spring semesters. Applications must be submitted by June 1 for admission the subsequent fall semester, and August 31 for admission the subsequent spring semester. Admission can be revoked should the student not successfully complete all the admission requirements.


All materials must be submitted directly through the online application by the deadline.

Applications will not be reviewed by the admissions committee until all required materials have been

submitted according to the following instructions.


How to Submit:

Application for Graduate Admissions

Go to the University of Minnesota online application 

Complete all the required fields:

  • Program Selection
  • Term Selection 
  • Biological Information 
  • Civil and Geoengineering Supplemental Material
    • Funding Information 
    • Program and Faculty Interests
    • Civil Engineering Research Interest Area (if doing a MS in Civil Engineering)
      • Environmental
      • Geomechanics
      • Structures
      • Transportation 
      • Water Resources
    • Applying to the Integrated Program? - Select yes
    • Pick three faculty advisors with whom you would like to work with
    • Publications and Presentations if any
  • Academic History
  • Test Scores - Leave Blank/Not Required 
  • Employment 
  • Materials 
    • Personal Statement 
    • Extenuating Circumstances Statment (if applicable)
    • Resume/CV
    • Graduate Program Additional Materials –upload the Course Planning worksheet (.docx file)
  • Recommendations
    • add one recommendation provider 
  • Signature 
  • Review 
  • Payment 
  • Submit 

All materials must be submitted into the online application. Once you submit, your application is final. No changes or additions will be accepted.

Application Fee

$75 for U.S. applicants, $95 for international applicants.

This fee cannot be waived or deferred. More on the application fee


Unofficial transcripts or academic records must be uploaded directly to the online application.

International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. More information on international transcripts and credentials

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. See the Graduate School’s Application Information for more details.


Not Required for the Integrated Program.

English Language test scores (TOEFL,MELAB,IELTS)

Not Required for the Integrated Program.

Statement #1

Provide a statement outlining your immediate educational goals and long-range career objectives in relation to your chosen field and that you want to be considered for the Integrated bachelor/masters program.

If there is a particular faculty member with whom you wish to study, please give that person's name and explain why you want to study with that person.

You may also wish to include other information, such as any undergraduate research, internships, or other experiences to document your preparation for advanced study in your chosen field.

Statement #2 

Not required for the Integrated program

Description of Research or Work Experience

Not required for the Integrated Program.

Writing Sample

Not required for the Integrated Program.

Resume or CV

Upload your resume or CV in PDF format. 

Letters of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation are required. Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. 

    • MS Plan A or B students should submit a letter from their MS faculty adviser
    • MS Plan C students should submit a letter from their Bachelors faculty adviser
    • The application won’t let you submit your application without 3 recommendation letters. For the other two recommendation slots, you can put any two email addresses. Just not your own U of MN email address. You can use as one extra email.

All letters must be submitted via the online application.

Paper copies will NOT be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Courses applied towards your bachelor’s degree cannot be used towards your Master’s degree. No double dipping allowed.

  • The courses taken for your master’s degree while you are an undergraduate will stay on your undergraduate transcript.

  • You must graduate with your bachelor’s degree on time. You cannot prolong graduating to get more masters courses for the undergraduate tuition rate. 

  • All Integrated degree students must attend graduate orientation and complete the ethics training before fall semester starts when you start your first semester as a grad student.

  • All graduate level courses you plan on using for your MS degree that you take while still an undergrad must be in the “Integrated Degree Program Coursework” on your APAS. If they are not in this category, the courses can’t be used for your MS degree.

  • Courses that will be used to fulfill Master’s degree requirements must appear in the sub-plan by the 10th day of the semester in which the students is enrolled in the courses. Any final edits or updates to this sub-plan must be reflected on the APAS no later than the last day of instruction in the semester in which the undergraduate degree will be awarded. Courses not in this sub-plan by that time cannot be updated at a later time; and therefore, will not be eligible for use towards the Master’s degree.

  • You are only allowed 9 credits of 4xxx level courses to be used for your MS degree. No Exceptions.

  • You are not considered a graduate student until you graduate with your Bachelor’s degree. Any graduate paperwork will not be able to be processed until your first official semester as a grad student which is the next semester after your bachelor’s graduation.