There are about 25,000 graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota - about 40% of the student body - located within 10 different schools and close to 200 programs. They come from all 50 states and over 118 countries. They all face rigorous training, hectic schedules, and frenzied lives. They produce world-renowned research, award-winning teaching, and outstanding service to Minnesota, the United States, and the world. GAPSA is where they all come together.
The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly serves many functions on this campus, chief among them ensuring that the University, in all of its offices, programs, schools and departments, works in the interests of excellence in the graduate and professional experience. From curriculum changes to dining service changes, GAPSA and its coordinate councils advocate on your behalf to make the University of Minnesota the premier institution for graduate and professional education in the nation, and also try to make sure you have a smooth, supported, even fun time getting your degree.