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Invest in your future and enter the Master's in Robotics program

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

Read the full statement here.

Why study robotics at the Minnesota Robotics Institute

  • MnRI takes a multidisciplinary approach to education — take classes from different departments, while engaging in a master's program that gathers the expertise, knowledge and educational assets from across the University of Minnesota, several industries within the state, and beyond.
  • MnRI prioritizes real-world learning — unlike other graduate programs in robotics, the program offered by MnRI features a capstone project to introduce its participants in the deployment of the algorithms and systems into the real-world.
  • The MnRI faculty— and the University of Minnesota, in general—are connected to key industries and top companies in the state of Minnesota and beyond. We are currently adding on-campus staff from Honeywell and there are vast research options in the state of Minnesota, which has large local presences from 3M, Amazon, Honeywell, Toro, General Mills, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Land O'Lakes and much more.
  • The newly renovated Gemini-Huntley Robotics Research Lab inside Shepherd Laboratories offers state-of-the-art lab spaces, spacious conference rooms, general study spaces, and even a two story drone lab.

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Program Duration

  • The program features a total of 31 credits, meant to be taken over the course of 3 semesters for an average of 10 credits a semester.
  • Unlike other competitive master's programs in robotics, this new program allows students to complete either a master's thesis or a capstone project, in order to receive their degree.

Visit the full M.S. in Robotics Coursework page for complete information about classes, credit requirements, and tracks.


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Coursework

  • The program focuses on three key areas of robotics: Cognition, Perception, and Robot Modeling and Control.
  • Available classes range across several departments, including Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Unlike other competitive master's programs in robotics, this new program allows students to complete either a master's thesis or a capstone project, in order to receive their degree.

Visit the full M.S. in Robotics Coursework page for complete information about classes, credit requirements, and tracks.


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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 mnri@umn.edu if you have further question about aspects of financing graduate school.

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Industry and Academic Collaboration

  • As mentioned under the benefits section, MnRI faculty is connected to key industries and top companies in the state of Minnesota and beyond. We are currently adding on-campus staff from Honeywell and there are vast research options in the state of Minnesota, which has large local presences from 3M, Amazon, Honeywell, Toro, General Mills, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Land O'Lakes and much more.
  • MnRI enjoys many benefits of being connected to about three dozen faculty from across the University of Minnesota, however, the connections do not stop in the Twin Cities. We entertain almost weekly speakers from across the world to talk about their research and issues within the robotics industry and collaborate with many educational and governmental institutions.

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