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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Graduate Studies

Social & Behavioral Sciences

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

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Aging Studies

Master of Science, Certificate

Special Requirements: 3 letters of reference, personal statement

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.


Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Donald Ebel
Phone: 1561

Anthropology

Master of Science

Special Requirements: GRE, letters of recommendation, personal statement

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.


Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Kathleen Blue

Phone: 6370

Ethnic and Multicultural Studies

Master of Science, certificate

Special Requirements: essay, 2 letters of recommendation, resume


International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.

Graduate Coordinator: Hanh Huy Phan
Phone:5276                                                                                                                                                  

Gender and Women's Studies

Master of Arts, Master of Science, Certificate

Special Requirements: Program admits students in the fall semester only, resume, 2 letters of recommendation (form available from the dept.), statement of interest and goals; complete graduate assistant applications must be received no later than January 30.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Shannon Miller
Phone: 507-389-5204

Geography*

Master of Science, Professional Science Master's Degree, Certificate

Special Requirements: 3 letters of reference, undergraduate GPA of 3.0, letter of intent

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Ginger Schmid                                                                                          Phone: 2617

History

Master of Science, Master of Arts

Special Requirements: Two letters of recommendation, and a letter explaining your interest in the prrogram.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Melodie Andrews

Modeling and Simulation     

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.

Graduate certificate
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Don Friend

Psychology

Clinical Psychology Master of Arts

Special Requirements: GRE general test results, subject test results are recommended, 3 letters of reference, personal statement, program application (available from dept.)

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.

Deadline: Feb. 15
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Jeff Buchanan
Phone: 2724

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master of Arts

Special Requirements: GRE general test results, 3 letters of reference, personal statement, program application (available from dept.)

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.


Deadline: Feb. 15th
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Lisa Perez
Phone: 5696

School Psychology Psy.D.

Special Requirements: see program web page

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 from the academic examination.

Deadline: see program web page
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Panahon

Public Administration

Master of Arts in Public Administration, Certificate in Public Management

Special Requirements: Program admits students for the fall semester only.
Applicants must also submit an admission essay which: 1) identifies a current problem or issue in public administration or public policy, 2) examines said problem or issue and 3) proposes realistic solutions and/or identifies barriers to solutions.

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 79 or 6.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Deadline: March 1st
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Kevin Parsneau
Phone: 5232

Social Work

Master of Social Work

Special Requirements: Official copies of all transcripts, 3 professional/academic recommendations, statement of preparedness to enter the program, MSW program application available on the department web page.

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 79  or higher OR IELTS results of at least 6.5 on the acadmic administration of the exam.  Meeting the minimum score means the applicant meets the minimum eligibility for admission; it does not mean the applicant will be admitted.

Additional information, including application deadlines, is posted on the program's web page.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. David Beimers
Phone: 6190

Sociology

Master of Arts, Master of Arts with a College Teaching Emphasis, Master of Science in Corrections, Master of Science in Human Services Planning and Administration
Certificate in Correctional Leadership

Special Requirements: International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of  79 or an IELTS score of 6.5 on the educational administration of the exam.

 

  1. 18 semester credits or 24 quarter credits of sociology including courses in theory, research methods and statistics.
  2. A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. Forms for letters of recommendation are available from the Department of Sociology and Corrections.
  4. Curriculum vitae or resume.
  5. Statement of Purpose.
  6. Writing Sample 

Students not meeting specific requirements may be admitted provisionally and be asked to fulfill deficiencies in addition to the regular schedule of courses.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Steve Buechler
Phone: 5613

Urban and Regional Studies

Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies

Special Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, statement of background and goals, including familiarity with technology (ex. Word, Excel, GIS, etc.) International applicants must submit IELTS results of at least 6.5 on the educational administratin of the exam or TOEFL results of at least 79.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Miriam Porter
Phone: 1714

Master of Arts in Urban Planning

Special Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, statement of background and goals, including familiarity with technology (ex. Word, Excel, GIS, etc.) International applicants must submit IELTS results of at least 6.5 on the education administratin of the exam or TOEFL results of at least 79.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Miriam Porter
Phone: 1714

Certificate in Local Government, Certificate in Urban Planning

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Miriam Porter
Phone: 1714

 

*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.