Iron Range Engineering

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Designed for distance learning - this program helps meet the needs of our region.

Designed for Iron Rangers

This is a current graduate degree program designed for learning on Minnesota’s Iron Range. Classes are offered in the following programs:

All students have complete access to all courses offered and facilities on the UMD campus.

Classes will be held at Mesabi Range College in Virginia, MN and are taught by UMD faculty. Enrollees will be UMD Students and will have access to related courses offered on the UMD campus, ITV and on-line courses. In conjunction with the Northeast Higher Learning District, classes are offered at all five regional community colleges: Itasca, Rainy River, Hibbing, Vermillion and Mesabi.


The Fall 2016 class listing is available.


  • Apply online through the University of Minnesota Graduate School. You are able to transfer graduate-level courses to this degree program.

  • For non-degree students or those students wanting to take courses only, register through University Studies

Contact Information

For additional program information or if you have questions, please contact James "Moe" Benda, Director, at 218-749-7746 or