MnRI is currently waiving GRE requirements for all M.S. in Robotics applicants.

Read the full statement here.


  • Fall 2022 Early Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
  • Fall 2022 Final Application Deadline: Monday, May 1st, 2022

Be sure to also view the UMN Graduate Admissions page and the information below for general questions about the program!

Fall 2022 applications are already being accepted—here's what you need to know if you are looking to apply to the program.


Read the full program overview for all of the relevant information regarding the program.


When ready to apply, read the information below and learn how to submit your application.

Admission Requirements

You will need to submit several pieces of information when applying to the M.S program, they are as follows:

  • Degree
    • The Master's in Robotics program is very interdisciplinary in nature, and we look forward to accepting a wide variety of research interests and backgrounds. Regardless, a bachelor's degree in a robotics-related field is required (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, bioproducts and biosystems engineering, etc.) to ensure that our applicants are ready for the program.
  • Resumé
    • You must upload a current resume or CV in the online application.
  • Personal Statement
    • A short description of research interests and technical background is required in the online application. Please write about why you are interested in this specific program, what you have done so far that would make you a good fit, and how completing the program would align with your future career plans. Be sure to state your top three areas of interest within the field of robotics research. 
  • Transcripts
    • The online application requires you to submit a scanned, unofficial copy of your transcript from each college or university that you have attended. If you are accepted into the M.S. in Robotics program and you decide to enroll, you will be required to submit one official copy of each transcript.
  • GRE scores
    • GRE scores are NOT currently required for admission. However, you can still enter your GRE scores in the online application—if you choose to do so, please upload your score report with your transcripts.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • There is not a minimum requirement for a number of Letters of Rec. Ideally, the program would like to see two letters from your teachers or supervisors who are familiar with your work. Only letters submitted from official University/employer e-mail addresses will be considered; letters submitted from personal e-mail addresses (e.g. @gmail) will not be considered.
  • Application Fee
    • The Office of Graduate Admissions charges a one-time fee for the application.

For all information on specifications, visit the UMN Graduate Admissions page and the M.S. in Robotics' How to apply page.

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International Students

International students must also submit:

  • English Language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.):
    • Non-native English speakers must provide ESL test scores. Enter your scores in the online application and upload your score report with your transcripts!

For all information on specifications, visit the UMN Graduate Admissions page and the M.S. in Robotics' How to apply page.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition rates for all graduate programs are set by the Office of Graduate Studies, see the Graduate School Funding page for information about the financial aspects of a graduate program at the University of Minnesota, as well as strategy planning and other financial opportunities.
  • The Minnesota Robotics Institute will be offering a top percentage of each cohort full and partial scholarships.
  • Teaching assistantships may be available to qualified applicants
  • Please email if you have further question about aspects of financing graduate school.

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Questions about Admissions

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