human-factors College of Design

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Application Checklist


Application materials are submitted online, at this url:


Your electronic application for admission includes the following:

  • Application
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages specifying the area of human factors you would like to study)
  • Letters of Recommendation written by three individuals who can judge your academic performance and promise as a graduate student
  • Transcripts
  • Application fee


In addition to the aforementioned, the following are required:

  • GRE – Graduate Record Examination scores, are to be sent by ETS to the University of Minnesota Graduate School.  Code:  6874.  Test must be taken with sufficient time to ensure scores are posted by the deadline -- January 15.  Scores older than 5 years are not accepted. More information about GRE tests may be found on the ETS/GRE site.
  • For non-native speakers of English, TOEFL -- Test of English as a Foreign Language scores, are to be sent by ETS to the University of Minnesota Graduate School, code 6874.  Scores older than 2 years are not accepted.  The preferred score is a total of 96. More information about TOEFL may be found on the Graduate Student Admissions site.
  • Applicants are encouraged to identify a minimum of two faculty whose research interests align with their own and to provide this information in the goal statement.

Application Deadline:  January 15 for admission for Fall


Allow sufficient time for processing your application.  Review occurs once each year, directly following the January 15 deadline.  The program’s review process takes from four to six weeks.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  Please note that the Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program deadline precedes Graduate School deadlines.


Questions?  Contact us!


.pdf file of the Application Checklist

Human Factors and Ergonomics
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St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-9700
fax: (612) 624-2750

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