Forensics and Communication, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Students interested in the MFA typically want to pursue teaching/coaching positions in an academic environment or want to pursue professional careers involving public speaking, training and development, or public service skills.
- The MFA in Forensics and Communication is a terminal degree for forensic professionals.
- Students complete coursework in areas such performance studies, forensics, interpersonal/intercultural communication, organizational/conflict communication, rhetoric and research methods.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Personal statement– 1-3 pages stating why you want to pursue a degree in communication studies, how this degree will advance your professional and personal goals, and why you want to study at Minnesota State Mankato.
- A sole-authored writing sample demonstrating your ability to organize and compose a sound analysis using evidence and external sources (preferably a research or term paper).
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your academic potential.
Additional Requirements for Online Applicants:
- Significant experience as a forensic competitor and/or coach.
- Documented need to complete program online rather than on-campus.
- Documentation the student can complete the practicum course (CMST 630) with a forensic program the Director of Forensics approves as providing the necessary experiential components.
- Documentation of an “on-site supervisor” who can verify required hours for CMST 630.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants:
- TOEFL ibt score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic administration of the exam.
- Credential Evaluation prepared by a National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service member.
|U.S. Citizens||International Applicants|
|Fall Start||August 1||May1|
|Spring Start||December 1||October 1|
|Summer Start||April 30||N/A|
Time to Completion: 3 years