Minnesota State, Mankato is one of the largest providers of graduate education in the state. Our reasonable tuition, outstanding faculty, and nationally recognized academic programs make Minnesota State, Mankato one of the best educational values in the country. Our programs provide students an applied learning environment with emphasis on real-world situations, the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities, and personal attention that is the hallmark of quality graduate education.
The mission of the College of Graduate Studies and Research is to promote, support, and advance an inclusive community of scholars and learners who participate in high quality graduate programs. The College's functional units work with faculty and staff from across the university to create the highest quality academic programs and foster innovative efforts in the areas of discovery, creativity, and scholarship. The College is committed to serving students through responsive, student–centered support programs and advocating for excellence in all graduate degree and certificate programs. To this end the College will be responsive and inventive in developing policies, procedures, and activities that support graduate education and research at Minnesota State University, Mankato.