CSE graduate programs

At the College of Science and Engineering, our graduate programs are among the best in the nation, with top-ranked programs in science, engineering, and mathematics. See a list of CSE graduate programs.

Graduate student research

There are several ways to acquire a graduate student research assistantship at the University of Minnesota. Your department may offer you an assistantship as part of your admission and acceptance to a graduate degree program. In addition, there are other ways to find an assistantship:

  • Check department websites for internally posted positions. See the CSE department directory.
  • Visit the University’s employment system to search and apply for openings
  • Network with professors and departments.

With each posting, you will find complete application instructions. Learn more at the Graduate Assistant Employment Office.

Graduate Student Services and Progress Office

The Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) Office is responsible for student academic matters, including monitoring student registration and degree progress, approving graduate degree plans, scheduling of examinations, accepting completed theses and dissertations, awarding of degrees, and maintaining permanent student records.

Information regarding all of the processes listed above, and the forms needed to complete them, are available at the GSSP website.

CSE graduate student and faculty women’s program

The CSE women’s program for graduate students and faculty promotes networking and enhances your career opportunities through informal campus gatherings, including a monthly speaker series. Read more about the CSE women’s program for graduate students and faculty.

Graduate student commencement

The Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony is held every spring for graduate students in the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts. Visit the commencement website for more information.

Additional Resources 

Policies and Academic Resources

CSE graduate education policies and procedures

Center for Writing: Free writing instruction for all University of Minnesota students

Graduate Student Advising: Advising resources

International travel policy: Requirements for traveling abroad while on University business

One Stop: Information about registration, financial aid, tuition and billing, transcripts, etc.

University Libraries: Science and engineering collection 

Student Support

Disability Resource Center: Promotes access and equality for all students, faculty and staff

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office: Provides support for the GLBTA community

Graduate student funding: University-wide fellowships and grants

International Student and Scholar Services: Serves the University’s international community

Student Conflict Resolution Center: Assists students in resolving campus-based problems and concerns

Student Counseling Services: Offers counseling and one-on-one academic skills development to help students succeed

Student Mental Health: Mental health and related resources at the University of Minnesota

Career Planning and Student Involvement

CSE Career Center: Career services for current students and alumni

Academic and Professional Development: Workshops and resources for graduate students

Council of Graduate Students: Student organization for graduate students