Programs Available In the Twin Cities

Minnesota State Mankato offers a range of academic programs in the Twin Cities, from professional certifications to graduate degrees. Many programs offer convenient evening and weekend classes.

Master's Programs


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.

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.

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.

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.

Doctoral Programs

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The doctorate in Educational Leadership is dedicated to developing racially conscious leaders for P-21 Schools, higher education and non-profit organizations.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Minnesota State University, Mankato offers a graduate program for students interested in becoming a doctorally prepared family nurse practitioner and also offers a post-graduate program for advanced practice registered nurses interested in obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Specialist program

Educational Leadership Specialist

The Specialist in Educational Leadership program is designed to develop school leaders who demonstrate racial competence and the experience, expertise, and tools immediately relevant to lead today’s racially diverse schools.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Global Solutions in Engineering and Technology

The Global Solutions in Engineering and Technology graduate certificate creates a pathway for students to develop cultural and language skills desired by our regional employers.


The Graduate Certificate in Taxation (GCT) program is designed for students and professionals who want a solid foundation of knowledge in tax .

Urban Planning

The Urban Planning graduate certificate program provides the basic concepts, skills, and values for pursuing a career in local government planning.