MSROP Program Eligibility


University of Minnesota sophomores, juniors, and seniors (that are enrolled for at least one additional semester after the summer program).

Applicants must have:

    • Completed at least 45 credits by the end of fall semester 2018
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
    • Not participated in MSROP previously

Strong applicants demonstrate:

    • Strong academic performance in major courses
    • Recommendation from faculty
    • Strong writing skills, as demonstrated through application and/or faculty recommendation

Faculty Mentor Matching

Faculty mentors come from all disciplines and are interested in guiding summer research experiences of high-potential, underserved undergraduates. We encourage applicants to reach out to potential faculty mentors before applying, but MSROP will assist in this process to ensure a successful faculty mentor relationship. To be given preference, students must have contacted a prospective faculty mentor (e.g. contacted via email or telephone) to determine availability to serve as a mentor for summer 2019.

This is a full-time, intensive research experience. Students may not enroll in intersession or summer school during the program. Students also must not have any prior work commitments during the 10-week experience.

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