Eligibility for the Early Admissions Program is selective. In addition to being a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, most competitive applicants will possess the following at the time of application:
The following is the Early Admissions Program application process timeline and key steps needed for application completion.
For information on how to apply and the required application materials, click here.
When completing the online application, applicants must respond to Application Question 7 by confirming they are applying as an undergraduate student interested in being considered for the Early Admissions Program for the chosen master's degree program (MPP, MURP, or MS-STEP).
Senior Year/4th Year:
Students will be charged for courses enrolled based on the undergraduate rate through their undergraduate college of enrollment. This includes courses enrolled in at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
2014-2015 Undergraduate Tuition (per semester)
Fees and cost of attendance varies. Please refer to the Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Fact Sheet.
Graduate (Final) Year:
Students will be charged for courses enrolled based on the Humphrey School of Public Affairs tuition rate.
2014-2015 Humphrey School Tuition for Master of Public Policy (per semester)
|Each credit over 15||$1,466.91||$2,118.04|
By enrolling in the Early Admissions Program, students will benefit from completing their graduate degree in a shorter amount of time, resulting in a savings of approximately over $22,000 in academic expenses (based on 2014-15 tuition). Due to the unique and significant financial benefit of the program, students admitted to an Early Admission program are not eligible for merit-based aid through the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Students wishing to be considered for merit-based aid opportunities should apply through the regular admissions program by the appropriate admissions deadlines. Please contact Humphrey School admission staff with any questions at email@example.com.
Students are encouraged, if eligible, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for various need-based aid opportunities. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs has developed a Cost & Aid resource for students to learn more about the possible types of federal loans and the available federal loan repayment and forgiveness programs.
Typically, students pursuing degree programs at the Humphrey School will benefit from programs like the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which forgives a student's federal loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years) while working in a public service position (i.e. federal, state, local, or tribal government agency, entity, or organization or a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.) The Humphrey School admissions staff is happy to discuss these options further with any prospective student and may email the Office of Admissions to arrange an appointment.