M.P.S. Blended

Multidisciplinary Research and Creativity

12 months
28578 USD/year
28578 USD/year
18468 USD/year
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This Interdisciplinary, self designed Master of Professional Studies program in Multidisciplinary Research and Creativity at University of Minnesota prioritizes applied research skills, creative and innovative problem solving, socially conscious leadership, and the integration of theory and practice across disciplines.


By engaging multiple disciplinary approaches to a selected problem, students of the Multidisciplinary Research and Creativity program at University of Minnesota develop their capacity to identify, delineate, and research key problems, building an empowered learning approach to their own professionalization. 

What you'll study

With a "Plan B" project-based structure, the Multidisciplinary Research & Creativity program consists of three core courses (12 credits) and 18 credits of coursework (for a total of 30 credits) across disciplines, along with a Plan B capstone project and oral exam. Earning the degree of MPS, students join a cadre of students nationally and internationally who seek applied, interdisciplinary graduate study to develop and enhance their professionalization.

Students assemble a degree program in consultation with their advisors. Unlike traditional graduate programs which focus on a single discipline, the MPS program allows you to choose from a wide range of elective subjects that expand your intellectual, creative, and professional horizons. Examples of this multidisciplinary approach include (but are not limited to) emphases in the following areas:

  • Media Studies
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • Justice Studies
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • The History of Ideas

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories, Methods and Applications of Graduate Study
  • Seminar: Community Engagement
  • Seminar: International Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program requires applicants to have completed a bachelor's degree, online application with transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
  • As students assemble a degree program in discussions with their advisors, they can choose from different emphases. These emphases facilitate productive conversations between students and advisors about their degree programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14289 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    28578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14289 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9234 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Duluth

965 - 1380 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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