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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Arts & Humanities

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/programs/ah.html

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Departments

Art

Master of Arts

Priority will be given to applicants who submit complete applications by March 15.

Special Requirements: Portfolio

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of at least 61 or 5.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Graduate Coordinator: Elizabeth Miller
Phone: 5431

Communication Studies

Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Certificates

Special Requirements: Applicant must possess a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. All materials must be submitted to the department in one complete packet. Three letters of recommendation; a writing sample (5-10 pages); and a statement of personal, educational and professional goals (2-3 pages). Additional application requirements are noted on the program's web pages. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 76 or an IELTS score of 6.0 on the academic administration of the exam.

Applicants to the online MFA program should consult the program's web pages for the current admission policy.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Deepa Oommen

Application deadlines:

Applications must be complete by December 1st for spring admission.
Applications must be complete by April 30th for summer admission.
Applications must be complete by August 1st for fall admission.

Students applying for graduate assistantships should submit a complete application by February 15th.

English

All applicants must submit the online application and official transcripts. International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS results to the Graduate Studies Office. Most programs within the Department of English require TOEFL results of at least 79 or IELTS results of at least 6.5. Some programs required higher scores. Additional required credentials should be submitted to the department's graduate coordinator using the submission tool at http://msumankatoenglish.submittable.com/submit.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Special Requirements: All applicants must submit the online application, official transcripts, and standardized test results if required. Additional required credentials should be submitted to the department's graduate coordinator using the submission tool at http://msumankatoenglish.submittable.com/submit.


Deadline: February 1st
Graduate Coordinator: Geoffrey J Herbach
Phone: 5936

Literature and English Studies

Special Requirements: All applicants must submit the online application, official transcripts, and standardized test results if required. Additional required credentials should be submitted to the department's graduate coordinator using the submission tool at http://msumankatoenglish.submittable.com/submit.


Deadline: Applications are reviewed each semester.
Graduate Coordinator:Geoffrey J Herbach

Master of Arts, Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Special Requirements: .All applicants must submit the online application, official transcripts, and standardized test results if required. Additional required credentials should be submitted to the department's graduate coordinator using the submission tool at http://msumankatoenglish.submittable.com/submit.


Graduate Coordinator: Geoffrey J Herbach

Master of Arts and Certificate in Technical Communication

The Technical Communication program accepts and reviews applications year-round.

Special Requirements: All applicants must submit the online application, official transcripts, and standardized test results if required. Additional required credentials should be submitted to the department's graduate coordinator using the submission tool at http://msumankatoenglish.submittable.com/submit.

Graduate Coordinator: Geoffrey J Herbach

 

Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

The Certificate in the Teaching of Writing program accepts and reviews applications year-round.

Special Requirements: All applicants must submit the online application, official transcripts, and standardized test results if required. Additional required credentials should be submitted to the department's graduate coordinator using the submission tool at http://msumankatoenglish.submittable.com/submit.


Graduate Coordinator: Geoffrey J Herbach

French*

Master of Science

Special Requirements: French oral proficiency level of advanced low on the ACTFL proficiency scale or equivalent (contact department for information). Writing sample in French. Personal Statement in English summarizing experiences and professional goals that apply to the MS degree in French. Two letters of recommendation, one from an undergraduate instructor or academic advisor.

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 61 or IELTS results of 5.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Evan Bibbee
Phone: 6250

Music*

Master of Music

Special Requirements: Audition or test. Details are available from the dept.

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 76 or IELTS results of 6 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. David Dickau
Phone: 2118

Spanish*

Master of Science

Special Requirements: Applicants must possess Spanish oral proficiency at a level of advanced low on the ACTFL proficiency scale or equivalent (contact department for information). A writing sample in Spanish (4-6 pages), personal statement in English summarizing experiences and professional goals that apply to the MS degree in Spanish (2-3 pages), and two letters of recommendation, one from an undergraduate instructor or academic advisor should be sent to the department chair.

International applicants must submt TOEFL results of 61 or IELTS results of 5.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Alfredo Duplat  
Phone: 2116

Theatre and Dance

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts

Special Requirements: References, audition or portfolio review. Details are available from the dept. International students must submit TOEFL results of at least 89 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 on the academic adminstration of the exam. 

Deadline: Graduate program acceptance is predicated on area of interest. Priority will be given to applications received by March 1st. Please contact the department chair after that date to determine potential vacancies.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Paul Hustoles
Phone: 2118

*These programs also offer degrees for licensed teachers interested in enrichment in a teaching area. Please contact the department for additional information. In some instances, the listed program coordinator will refer interested teachers to other departmental faculty members. These programs do not lead to initial teaching licensure. Students who desire initial licensure should consult the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Graduate Coordinators can be contacted by email. Email addresses at Minnesota State University, Mankato are typically in the following format: first-name.last-name@mnsu.edu. All campus email addresses are available in the directory.

Unless otherwise noted, applications for non-international students for the fall are due on July 1, and November 1 for the spring term. Applications from international applicants must be complete by May 1 for the fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Application deadlines may be extended or changed by individual programs at any time, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. Applicants applying for a graduate assistantship are encouraged to apply by February 1, although many programs will continue to review assistantship applications until all positions are filled. Applicants applying for graduate assistantships and international applicants should apply well before any published deadlines. Please consult the information posted at grad.mnsu.edu/programs/requirements.html for application deadlines of specific programs.

Gainful Employment Program Information is available at http://www.mnsu.edu/instres/gainfulemploy/index.html.