Graduate Studies

As one of the largest providers of graduate education in the state, Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Graduate Studies and Research offers innovative, nationally recognized programs at an exceptional value to students. Since 1953, we have built a reputation for providing high quality programs that provide creative, scholarly, and research opportunities that address the needs of our students and our state, region and world.

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Graduate College Policy & Course Requirements

All graduate students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to graduate college policy and graduate course requirements throughout their learning career.

About Graduate Studies

Learn more about Graduate Studies at Minnesota State Mankato.


Every graduate student completes a capstone for their program. Most programs include a thesis/dissertation or alternate plan paper (APP) option, but many programs provide other capstone opportunities.

Graduate Faculty & Staff Resources

A list of resources available for faculty and staff of the College of Graduate Studies.