Master's Degree Programs

With a variety of master's degrees to choose from, Minnesota State Mankato blends the opportunity and excitement of a comprehensive university with the personal attention that is the hallmark of quality graduate education.

Accounting

Minnesota State Mankato's Master of Accounting program provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant. The 12-month program offers an exceptional value to both new graduates and anyone seeking to shift gears and pursue a career in accounting.

Aging Studies

Minnesota State Mankato's Aging Studies program prepares students to have a meaningful impact on society by supporting individuals as they age.

Anthropology

The Anthropology program at Minnesota State Mankato offers students a generalist, holistic foundation in the discipline and one of the four subfields of archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology.

Applied Statistics

The graduate program in Applied Statistics is designed to prepare students to join twenty-first century business and industry in their growing needs for statistical analyses.

Art

The Department of Art offers a graduate program that emphasizes specialized involvement in the student's chosen studio area- ceramics, drawing, graphic design, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Athletic Training

Minnesota State Mankato's Athletic Training program prepares professionals to treat physically active patients as part of an integrated health-care team.

Automotive Engineering Technology

The Automotive Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for careers in product research, design, and development, along with manufacturing in the original equipment and aftermarket industries.

Biology

The Biology graduate program is designed flexibly to allow students, with their advisors, to mold and focus their program of study on professional interests and specific needs.

Biology Education

The Biology Education graduate program is for students interested in broadening their knowledge in biology and education.

Business Administration

The MBA Program is designed to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools they need to succeed in a global business economy.

Clinical Psychology

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology provides rigorous academic and applied training particularly suited to students who wish to pursue doctoral study.

Communication and Composition

Communication and Composition is an inter-disciplinary program designed for individuals with an interest in teaching both communication and composition at community colleges and technical colleges.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program leads to careers in speech-language pathology (SLP).

Communication Studies: Master of Arts

The Communication Studies MA program offers students the flexibility to advance into a professional/academic career or into a Ph.D. program.

Communication Studies: Master of Science

The Communication Studies MS degree is typically sought by students interested in gaining knowledge directly applicable to a specific career path. Students usually plan a career in business or industry upon graduation.

Counseling and Student Personnel: College Student Affairs

College Student Affairs is a broad program designed to prepare individuals for positions on the college campus in admissions, counseling, financial aid, student housing, student activities, career development and student affairs administration.

Counseling and Student Personnel: Mental Health Counseling

The Mental Health Counseling program prepares students through coursework and experience to serve in a variety of clinical settings: mental health centers, family counseling and community agencies; consultation in business and industry settings; career counseling settings; and private practice.

Counseling and Student Personnel: Professional School Counseling

The Professional School Counseling program prepares individuals for careers as school counselors in K-12 schools.

Creative Writing

The MFA program in creative writing at Minnesota State Mankato serves exceptionally talented graduate students from around the country—and even the world—developing their work in the genres of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Data Science

The M.S. in Data Science program provides a strong foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating data analytics solutions to transform raw data into meaningful and actionable insights.

Education: Post-Bac/Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs prepares graduate students for initial licensure as professional educators in 5-12 and K-12 classrooms.

Educational Technology

Educational Technology responds to the growing needs of P-16 education and industry in providing instruction and training for the technological environment.

Educational Leadership

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program the builds foundational skills society demands in today's innovative leaders, including talent development, change management, and real-world application of educational strategies for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Electrical Engineering

The MSEE program prepares students for various industry positions requiring additional competency in various areas of electrical engineering and can also provide a postgraduate degree suitable for those interested in pursuing a doctoral program in engineering.

Elementary Education

The M.S. in Elementary Education program prepares in-service, licensed K-12 teachers from around the world to be leaders in the field of elementary education. 

Engineering Management

The Engineering Management program is designed to prepare students with the scientific and technical training necessary to advance and excel in industry, while simultaneously developing highly valued business skills.

English Education

The MA in English: English Education offers secondary English teachers the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of English and to develop knowledge in other areas.

English: Literature and English Studies

The Master of Arts in Literature and English Studies provides students with a firm foundation in British, American and World Literature with coursework that includes theory, teaching college-level literature, broader surveys and more specialized author, period and genre courses.

Environmental Science

The graduate program in Environmental Sciences offers the student the opportunity for study in the areas of environmental quality, restoration and natural resources.

Ethnic and Multicultural Studies

Ethnic and Multicultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program that is academically committed to promoting multicultural and ethnic knowledge, values, and skills, and to preparing our students for effective functioning across the culturally diverse global community.

Exercise Science/Physiology

The Exercise Physiology program prepares graduate students on the latest science of performance testing and exercise prescription for a wide range of populations.

Experiential Education

The Experiential Education program prepares professionals for effectively and ethically leading, teaching, and facilitating experiential learning for all learners - all ages, all abilities, all cultures, all identities.

Forensics and Communication

Students interested in the Forensics and Communication 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.

French

The master's degree program prepares students of French for teaching in higher education.

French Education

The French Education program is primarily for teachers of French who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the language and in increasing their proficiency.

Gender and Women's Studies

The graduate program in Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) prepares students for careers in non-profits, activism, and advocacy, or for further graduate study. GWS is an interdisciplinary field examining the social construction of gender and sexuality and the intersections of all forms of oppression.

Geography

Geography studies the natural and anthropogenic systems, interactions between people and our environment, and utilizes cutting-edge geospatial technologies to solve real-world problems.

Health Informatics and Analytics

The Health Informatics program prepares students to use Information Systems and Health Information Technology to design, evaluate, adopt, and apply technology-based innovations in healthcare delivery, management, and research.

Health Science: Community Health Education

The Community Health Education program is focused on training students in health promotion and disease prevention to prepare them for employment in public health and community health agencies, health care organizations, and wellness programs.

History

The Graduate Program in History at Minnesota State University, Mankato provides a foundation for advanced study and professional development that prepares individuals on careers in teaching, law, journalism, public service, museums, and business.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology program prepares students for careers in human resources, organizational effectiveness, management and I-O psychology consulting or for doctoral level study in industrial-organizational psychology or related fields.

Information Security Risk Management

Our online Information Security and Risk Management master's program takes an applied approach to graduate education. Our courses bridge information technology with leadership, professional communication, and management skills.

Information Technology

The Master of Science degree in Information Technology program of study prepares the student for a career as a computing professional, yet offers enough flexibility to allow a student to design a course of study suitable for preparation for doctoral work in information technology.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a program intended for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering technology or engineering who have a desire to obtain a specialized education in modern manufacturing.

Mathematics

The Master of Arts in Mathematics at Minnesota State University Mankato enables students to study pure mathematics or mathematics for teaching in community colleges.

Mathematics Education

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education at Minnesota State University Mankato is designed for licensed, practicing teachers. Students have the opportunity to study deep, rich mathematics and apply it to their teaching.

Mathematics and Statistics

The Master of Science in Mathematics and Statistics at Minnesota State University Mankato is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in either mathematics or statistics or work in an industry job.

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering master's program is devoted to producing application oriented mechanical engineers.

Music

The Master of Music degree is a professional degree, most appropriate for students who desire to increase their knowledge as public school teachers, to teach at the college level, or to work toward their doctorate.

Physics

The Master of Science is offered as the professional degree in Physics. This degree is designed for students wishing to prepare themselves for doctoral study, or for work in a research/industrial position.

Reading

Our M.S. and licensures in Reading prepare in-service K-12 teachers from around the world to be effective teachers of reading through coursework that focuses on applying research and theory in the field of reading education to a K-12 classroom practice.

School Library and Information Studies

The School Library and Information Studies program offers convenient, focused, high quality instruction that fills a rapidly evolving professional need in Minnesota and nationwide.

Social Work

The Master of Social Work is an Advanced Generalist Program that prepares students for both advanced direct and indirect practice opportunities in a wide variety of public and private social service, medical, behavior health, and educational settings.

Sociology: Corrections

The Master of Science Sociology: Corrections is designed for a person seeking a leadership role in the active critique and transformation of corrections practice.

Sociology: College Teaching Emphasis

The Master of Arts Sociology: College Teaching is designed for students planning an academic career with a Master's degree and an emphasis on teaching. MA graduates are typically eligible for most academic appointments at the community college level.

Sociology: General

The Master of Arts in Sociology is designed for a person seeking a comprehensive, sociological understanding of the social world.

Sociology: Human Service Planning and Administration

The Master of Science Sociology: Human Services Planning and Administration is designed for a person seeking a leadership role in the field of human services.

Spanish

The MS Spanish degree is for broad training in Spanish language, literature, linguistics and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and is suited for students who plan to teach at the post-secondary level or pursue additional graduate study.

Spanish for the Professions

The MS Spanish for the Professions degree serves students who are pursuing an advanced degree in Spanish for work in a variety of professions.

Special Education

Graduate programs offered in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Early Childhood Special Education, and Learning Disabilities are designed to prepare professionals to work with students with disabilities in school settings

Sport and Exercise Psychology

The Sport and Exercise Psychology program is designed to develop a theoretical base in the discipline of sport and exercise psychology; and better prepare students, coaches, and consultants to apply such knowledge to performance enhancement issues.

Sport Management

The Sport Management program prepares students with sport business concepts that help students plan and manage sport at the professional level, in college athletics and many other areas.

Teaching and Learning

The Master of Science in Teaching and Learning program is available to all teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge base, enhance their classroom performance and better serve the needs of learners.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares graduate students for employment in second and foreign language teaching, program administration, and curriculum and assessment development in the U.S and abroad, as well as for doctoral study.

Technical Communication

The graduate program in Technical Communication prepares students to be professional information developers, technical or professional writers, and editors who are skilled at using the written and spoken word, along with visuals.

Theatre Arts

The MFA in Theatre Arts provide students with high caliber training in theatre and dance that prepares them to create theatre of any kind at any level.

Urban and Regional Studies

The Urban and Regional Studies MA is a multidisciplinary degree program oriented toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and opportunities associated with the nation's urban and regional areas.

Urban Planning

The Masters of Arts in Urban Planning is a professional program oriented towards the systematic, comprehensive approach to analyzing the social, economic, and physical change of neighborhoods, small towns, cities, suburbs, metropolitan areas, and regions.