University of Minnesota

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University of Minnesota
Type Public
Established 1851 (1851)
President Eric W. Kaler
Provost Karen Hanson
Location Minneapolis - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Maroon and gold
Nickname Golden Gophers

University of Minnesota (also University of Minnesota Twin Cities or U of M) is a public research university located in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. The Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are approximately 3 miles apart, and the Saint Paul campus is actually in neighboring Falcon Heights. The university is organized into 18 colleges and schools offering over 150 undergraduate and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs.[1] U of M is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[2] The university enrolled more than 50,000 students, and it ranked 71 among national universities and 26 in "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[3]

Informatics programs

Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Health Informatics
31 credit hours, completed in roughly two years
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Health Informatics
70 credit hours; "Students also have a choice to pursue a minor in a related field in order to capitalize on the interdisciplinary nature of health informatics."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals
16 credit hours; "Program assignments will be customized to align with a student’s professional field such as nursing, public health, medicine, pharmacy and lab and other."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Nursing informatics

The following nursing informatics options exist for potential students:

D.N.P. in Nursing Informatics
"3-year, full-time program"; "Complete 1,000 hours at practicum sites arranged by the school."
Available online? Mixed
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Academics". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 02 December 2016. 
  2. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. Retrieved 02 December 2016. 
  3. "University of Minnesota". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 02 December 2016.