Prospective Students

Success in research demands creativity, the ability to think critically and mastery of technical skills. Although it is often said that one "cannot teach creativity," it certainly can be encouraged and rewarded.

As for critical thinking and technical skills, these are acquired through a carefully structured curriculum that emphasizes learning from original research papers and hands-on laboratory experience rather than summaries usually found in textbooks.

In all cases, our PhD training program at Minnesota is highly individualized so that each student has the freedom to pursue their own scientific interests with respect to their unique academic history.


Our students learn from original research papers and hands-on laboratory experience rather than textbook summaries.

cheryl cero and amritha yellamilli

IBP Graduate Program alumni, Cheryl Cero & Amritha Yellamilli.

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Graduate school at the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis downtown skyline viewed from campusThe University of Minnesota is an internationally recognized research university located in the heart of Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our Minneapolis campus is home to approximately 40,000 students, and the St. Paul campus has approximately 7,000 students.  This combination of a large campus with graduate programs in biomedical research, the humanities, business, law and the arts, with incredible lifestyle offered in the Twin Cities, results in a vibrant environment for graduate study in any field.

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Graduate Program in Physiology: A Unique Program 


Our state-of-the-art research facility: