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TrainingWe prepare the next generation of professionals who will improve the health of Minnesota’s families and communities. About 70 percent of Minnesota’s health care providers learn at the University of Minnesota, including doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, public health workers, and veterinarians.

From simulated mannequins to experiences with patients, we teach students leading-edge techniques for care using the latest technologies. After learning from our world-renowned faculty, students are prepared to care for families and communities across the state of Minnesota.

Will you make a difference in the lives of animals and their owners, in the lives of patients, in the realm of public health?

Explore degree programs at our six colleges and schools to find the path that's right for you.

School of Dentistry

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state’s only dental school, and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest.
Prospective students | Current students | Research | Alumni

Medical School

Dedication to cutting-edge research and collaboration with leading professionals enables our Medical School to provide one of the finest learning and teaching environments in the nation.
Prospective students | Current students | Research | Residents | FellowsAlumni

  • Medical degrees: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Graduate degrees: Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Bioscience (M.B.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Graduate joint degree programs: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (M.S./Ph.D), Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine (M.S./M.D.), Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (M.S./Ph.D.), Doctor of Medicine and Juris Doctor (M.D./J.D.), Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration (M.D./M.B.A.), Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.), Doctor of Philosophy and Juris Doctor (Ph.D./J.D.)
  • Related degree programs
  • Continuing education

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing generates knowledge and prepares nurse leaders who will create, lead, and participate in holistic efforts to improve the health of all people within the context of their environments.
Prospective students | Current students | Research | Alumni

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy consistently ranks among the top three pharmacy schools in the nation. Founded in 1892, our college is the only pharmacy school in Minnesota.
Prospective students | Current students | Research | Residents | Alumni

School of Public Health

The School of Public Health advances excellence in research, education, and outreach for the protection, restoration, and promotion of health, well-being, security, and safety.
Prospective students | Current students | Research | Alumni

  • Graduate degrees: Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Joint degrees: Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration (M.H.A/M.B.A.), Master of Healthcare Administration and Juris Doctor (M.H.A./J.D.), Master of Public Health and Doctor of Dental Surgery (M.P.H./D.D.S.), Master of Public Health and Juris Doctor (M.P.H./J.D.), Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine (M.P.H./M.D.), Master of Science and Juris Doctor (M.S./J.D.), Master of Public Health and Master of Public Policy (M.P.H./M.P.P.), Master of Public Health and Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.P.H./M.U.R.P.), Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (M.P.H./M.S.W.), Master of Public Health and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (M.P.H./D.V.M.), Doctor of Philosophy and Juris Doctor (Ph.D./J.D.)
  • Certificate programs: Advanced Management Training for Clinician Leaders; Aging Studies; Applied Biostatistics; Clinical Research; Management Fundamentals in Healthcare Organizations; Core Concepts; Food Protection; Public Health Informatics; Performance Improvement; Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Continuing education

College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine affects the lives of Minnesotans every day by educating current and future veterinarians and biomedical scientists, discovering and disseminating new knowledge and skills, and providing state-of-the-art veterinary services.
Prospective students | Current students | Research | Alumni