University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation


In today’s complex and rapidly changing healthcare environment, many factors can make or break success for promising new medical devices and technologies. TLI’s new MS program in medical device innovation (MDI) prepares students to anticipate, navigate and manage these complex innovation challenges in order to accelerate commercial success in the global medical technology industry. As illustrated below, the MDI program integrates multiple disciplines including technology innovation, project and business management, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and public policy and provides our students with a systemic understanding of the “end-to-end” medical device innovation dynamics that includes but goes well beyond the traditional technology focus.

The MDI program is a great way for early career professionals to develop technical depth and accelerate their success as project and product development leaders within the large and growing medical technology industry.

To find out more, contact Amy Danzeisen at 612-624-8826 or  


Program Overview*

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MDI program overview

*Program subject to change.

MDI Admissions Deadline and Requirements

Summer 2015 Applications Accepted Now

We accept applications on a rolling basis for the program’s start in the summer of each year. The deadline for international students is March 15, 2015.

Click here for application instructions.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (students are expected to have strong backgrounds in science, engineering and mathematics)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA for cumulative undergraduate work preferred (If your GPA is below 3.0, consult with MDI admissions)
  • Evidence of leadership experience or potential
  • A strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement and/or relevant work experience

Our Mission

TLI’s mission is to develop local and global leaders for technology enterprises, and to empower executives and leaders in their strategic vision to leverage technology to drive business development.

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