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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Science, Engineering, & Technology

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

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Departments

Automotive Engineering Technology

Master of Science

Special Requirements: Students must have a 2.75 grade point average in their last 64 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students not meeting these criteria may supplement the application by submitting GRE results.  International applicants must submit TOEFL results of at least 71 on the Internet-based examination, or IELTS academic test scores of at least 6.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bruce Jones
Phone: 6700

Biology and Biology Education

Master of Science

Special Requirements: Admission to the Biology MS Program requires that applicants satisfy the minimum requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition, applicants (domestic and international) should visit the Department of Biological Sciences website for additional application requirements.

Applications from international applicants must be complete by May 1 for the fall and Oct. 1 for spring consideration. Completed applications from all others are due on July 1 for the fall semester, and November 1 for the spring term. Applications will not be considered complete until all required items have been received.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bethann Lavoie
Phone: 5499

Electrical Engineering

Master of Science

Special Requirements: GRE. a score of at least 155 on the quantitative section of the test is recommended. - MSU undergraduates with a GPA of at least 3.0 who apply within two years after graduation are not required to submit GRE results; international applicants must possess a TOEFL score of at least 79 or a 6.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS.
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Han-Way Huang Phone: 1121

Environmental Sciences

Master of Science

Special Requirements: Four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in an area related to Environmental Sciences.

Grade of “C” or  higher in the following required admission classes:

General Chemistry (1 year/ 2 semesters must include Laboratory)
General Ecology
College Algebra
Plant  (Botany) or Animal (Zoology) Science

Overall  GPA 3.0/4.0. 

Letter detailing research interests (compatible with Graduate Faculty) and career goals.

Conditional admittance to the program is possible (Graduate Committee Decision on a case-by-case basis)  if a student lacks 1 or 2 of the required admission classes or the GPA is higher than 2.75/4.00.

International Students: Requirements listed above, plus the following --

International students from a country where English is not the primary language must submit an official IELTS score with a minimum score of 7 in speaking and in two of the other three ability categories. An Internet based TOEFL (iBT) is acceptable with minimum scores of 26 in speaking, 24 in writing, and 22 in the other two categories. Similar scores from an equivalent exam can also be considered.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Beth Proctor
Phone: 5697

Information Technology 

Master of Science, Graduate Certificate

Special Requirements: GRE if GPA < 3.0, statement of career interests and goals; international applicants must submit TOEFL results of at least 79 or 6.5 on the IELTS.

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in information technology, information systems, computer science, management information systems or a related field. Qualified students with other backgrounds may apply for admission upon fulfilling deficiency requirements. 

Applicants to the graduate program in Information Technology must have completed the following undergraduate courses or equivalent with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

·         IT 210: Fundamentals of Programming (4)
·         IT 214: Fundamentals of Software Development (4)
·         IT 340: Introduction to Database Systems (4)
·         IT 350: Information Security (4)
·         IT 360: Introduction to Networking (4)
·         IT 380: Systems Analysis and Design (4)

Details of these courses are available in the undergraduate bulletin at [PDF] http://www.mnsu.edu/supersite/academics/catalogs/undergraduate/2014-2015/compinftech.pdf (48 KiB).   

Students, who have completed both 200-level classes and at least 2 of the 300-level classes noted above may apply for provisional admission to the Masters in Information Technology program.  Prospective applicants who have not completed the prerequisite undergraduate courses noted above must apply as an undergraduate applicant

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod

 

Professional Science Master's Degree (PSM)

Information Security & Risk Management
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christophe Veltsos

Engineering Management
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bruce Jones

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Master of Science, Certificate in Project Management, Certificate in Quality Management Systems
Professional Science Master's Degree in Engineering Management

Special Requirements: Students must have a 2.75 grade point average in their last 64 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students not meeting these criteria may supplement their application by submitting GRE results.  The PSM program has different admission requirements. International applicants must submit TOEFL results of at least 71 or a score of 6.0 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bruce Jones
Phone: 6700

Mathematics and Statistics*

Master of Arts, Master of Science

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

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Han Wu
Phone: 5905

Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science and graduate certificate

Special Requirements: A BS in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or a BS in a closely related field with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 and GRE results are required. Admitted applicants typically achieve scores of at least 700 on the quantitative section of the GRE.
Applicants from a non–ABET accredited program will be required to take the ME291 Engineering Analysis course as a pre–requisite during their first semester.
International applicants will only be accepted for admission for the Fall semester.  International applicants must submit TOEFL results of at least 61 or a score of 5.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Patrick Tebbe
Phone: 6383

Physics*

Master of Science

Special Requirements: Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of an undergraduate major in physics, completed with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

2 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose.  International applicants must submit a TOEFL result of at least 71 to be considered for a teaching assistantship. IELTS results of at least 6 may be substituted for TOEFL results.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Mark Pickar
Phone: 5741

 

*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.