• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15; Fall: August 1
  • Campus
  • Department
    Liberal Arts and Education

The Applied Studies degree is designed to meet the needs of individuals whose educational objectives cannot be met through traditional degree programs. This program is especially convenient for students who transfer with a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in an occupational field. Students work extensively with academic advisors to develop an individually custom-built program of study, or they can complete the respiratory care program requirements.

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) also has an excellent working plan with the United States Air Force ROTC program, located at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Students can complete ROTC requirements, complete their BS in Applied Studies, and become commissioned as an officer in the Air Force.

All admission materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than 4:30 p.m. Central on the deadlines noted.

Transferring Credits

Want to know how your previous college credits will transfer before you apply? Request an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts by one of our professional advisors. Fill out the form below with your major and the semester you'd like to start, and attach your transcripts. Please allow 5–7 business days for your transfer evaluation. UMC accepts all transfer credits that come from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transfer Evaluation Request


Read the descriptions carefully to determine which fees may apply to you.

Students enrolled in 0.5 or more credits at UMC pay a $250 UMC Campus Fee each semester. The Crookston Campus Fee helps to fund technological infrastructure and student academic support including advisors, tutoring, library, career counseling, and accessibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact UMC for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu

"I don’t know if the piece of paper opened the door, but the entire experience did it for me."

— Kristi Nelson, alumna