MSROP Application Process

Application Process

Eligible University of Minnesota students must submit:

  1. Completed application form. See link below.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty or academic advisors who are familiar with the applicant’s academic interest and performance. If possible, one of your recommendations should be a faculty mentor you may work with over the summer. Please remember to refer your recommenders to the MSROP program description. The letters of recommendations can be emailed - pdf - to
  3. U of MN transcript (can be an unofficial transcript). Students that have transferred with more than 10 credits need to request a transcript that shows the transferred coursework with grades.  Send as a pdf file to:

MSROP Application Form (pdf file)

MSROP Letter of Recommendation Form (pdf file)

*Only completed applications will be considered. Email all application materials to  Please put in the subject line:  (applicant's name).

Applications will be reviewed throughout March, with select candidates contacted for interviews in late March. The 30-minute interview process is another step to identify the strongest candidates, not a guarantee of acceptance. Notification of selection (through email) is early April.