16 months
29864 USD/year
29864 USD/year
19754 USD/year
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Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology are the foundations of the Stem Cell Biology program of the University of Minnesota. Students complete 30 credits of graduate level courses. After completing required course credits, students choose the remaining credits from a wide range of elective courses to fulfill the degree program.


Program Details

Students have the opportunity to study at an interdisciplinary program situated in a major research university at the Stem Cell Institute featuring a large, interdisciplinary, world-renowned faculty. The University of Minnesota has a long-standing commitment to discovery in the field of biology and research. 

This Stem Cell Biology program of the University of Minnesota is an excellent preparation for work in academic and bioscience industry settings.

Students will be provided with:

  • An excellent educational and research experience.
  • An opportunity to interact with faculty on a broad range of cutting-edge research topics in Stem Cell Biology.
  • Hands-on training to learn techniques for conducting research in the lab of a Stem Cell Biology program faculty member.
  • Exposure to the national and international stem cell biology research community through seminars and symposia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Molecular Biology of DNA
  • Molecular Biology of RNA
  • Advanced Cell Biology and Development
  • Mammalian Gene Transfer and Genome Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.S., B.A., or foreign equivalent in biological sciences or a related field.
  • An operational standard of 3.20 GPA or better (on a 4-point scale) at the undergraduate level.
  • GRE taken in the last three (3) years. View recent guidance about at-home testing options from ETS.
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL score (obtained within two (2) years), with a minimum of 22 on each of the reading and listening sections, 26 on the speaking, and 24 on the writing is preferred.
  • IELTS is an acceptable alternative with a preferred score of 7.0 over all (with not less than 6.5 in each of the four components).

Tuition Fee

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    29864 USD/year
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  • National

    29864 USD/year
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  • In-State

    19754 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19754 USD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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