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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Allied Health & Nursing

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Communication Disorders

Master of Science

Special Requirements: GRE, three letters of reference, writing sample in the form of a letter of intent

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 61 or IELTS results of 5.5 on the academic examination.

Deadline: February 1st
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bruce Poburka
Phone: 5843

Health Science

 Master of Science, Graduate Certificate in School Health Education

The Community Health MS and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Education admits students for the fall term only.   That program deadline is April 1.  The School Health programs will accept applications through July 1 for the fall semester. Applicants may apply for fall or spring entrance.

Special Requirements: The program admits new students only in the fall semester.

Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited university
• Cumulative GPA of 2.85 is required
• Strong writing skills
• Fundamental coursework in math and science
• Relevant work and/or educational experience
• Statement of purpose and objectives describing the reason for applying, career goals and how the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in PHE or M.S. in Community Health Education will help achieve desired goals.
• Three (3) letters of recommendation.
• • 2-page resume or C.V.
• TOEFL results of  79 or higher or a 6.5 on the academic administration of the IELTS (international applicants only).

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Dawn Larsen
Phone: 2113

Human Performance/Physical Education*

Master of Arts
Master of Science

*Applications will only be accepted in the fall semester in the following programs: Sport Management, Exercise Science, and Sport and Exercise Psychology

 Special Requirements:

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 80 or IELTS results of 6.5 on the academic examination.

2–3 page statement of interest, 3 letters of recommendation, and professional resume/vita.

Deadline: October 1 is the priority deadline for the programs that will admit for the spring semester. February 1 is the priority deadline for fall. Early application is recommended as enrollment is limited. As noted above, some programs are fall entrance only.

Coaching Education Graduate Certificate

  1. 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  2. Statement of Interest: 2–3 page essay describing career goals, reasons for pursuing the graduate certificate, and how the student plans to use the graduate certificate.
  3. Professional resume or vita.


Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) MSN program and post-master's certificate
Nurse Educator MS - degree from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited graduate program in nursing

Special Requirements: Please visit program's web page for application requirements and deadlines.

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 61 or IELTS results of 5.5 on the academic examination.

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Patricia Young
Phone: 6824

Rehabilitation Counseling

Master of Science

Special Requirements: 3 letters of reference, letter of intent

International applicants must submit TOEFL results of 61 or IELTS results of 5.5 on the academic examination.

Deadline: Priority given to applications received by March 1st
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bruce Poburka
Phone: 5843    

Wellness Coaching and Disease Prevention    

Master of Science   

For questions and concerns please contact us.

The Wellness Coaching and Disease Prevention (WCDP) Masters of Science degree is a two-year, 30-36 credit program offered predominately online. Students can apply for Fall semester admittance during the spring/summer semester. As a cohort program, approximately 20 students will be admitted to the program fall of each year.

Pre-requisites for the program include a health-related baccalaureate degree (BS or BA) from an accredited university and a grade of C or higher in the following courses:

  1. Human Anatomy or equivalent (must include a lab)
  2. Human Physiology or equivalent (must include a lab)
  3. Introduction to Psychology
  4. Statisctics or test-and-measurements course as a prerequisite (Provisional admittance possible without this course, but completion of this course is required before enrolling in the WCDP Statistical Methods)

Please note equivalent courses will be evaluated on a case by case basis


Applications for admission to the Wellness Coaching and Disease Prevention program is competitive. All required application materials must be received by August 1st for a priority consideration as enrollment is limited. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Complete online Application for Graduate Study ($40 application fee) Applicants must be accepted into both the program and the College of Graduate Studies and Research as these are two separate processes.
  • Complete the information below:
    • Professional resume or vita (Upload to WCDP online application).
    • Application statement of interest (one page describing career goals and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree). Statement of interest will also serve as a writing sample (Upload to WCDP online application).
    • Unofficial transcript(s) (Upload to WCDP online application).
    • Two academic and/or professional recommendations (See Recommendation Process section below).

Send an official transcript(s) listing undergraduate/graduate degree(s) to be sent directly from the degree-granting institution to the College of Graduate Studies and Research:

Alumni and Foundation Center Room 115
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 3892321

Recommendation Process

The applicant must send each of their references an email instructing the reference to the Recommendation web page. This web page is where the references must download and complete the appropriate form depending on the type of reference.

Your references should download and complete the Recommendation Form.

Once the reference completes the appropriate form they must then upload that form to the same web site making sure to use applicant's name and e-mail address in order to link the reference form to the applicant.

that no additional letter is necessary beyond the appropriate form.

Finally, it is the applicant's responsibility to follow up with each reference to assure this process is complete by the application deadline.



*These programs also offer degrees for licensed teachers interested in enrichment in a teaching area. Please contact the department for additional information. In some instances, the listed program coordinator will refer interested teachers to other departmental faculty members. These programs do not lead to initial teaching licensure. Students who desire initial licensure should consult the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Graduate Coordinators can be contacted by email. Email addresses at Minnesota State University, Mankato are typically in the following format: All campus email addresses are available in the directory.

Unless otherwise noted, applications for non-international students for the fall are due on July 1, and November 1 for the spring term. Applications from international applicants must be complete by May 1 for the fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Application deadlines may be extended or changed by individual programs at any time, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. Applicants applying for a graduate assistantship are encouraged to apply by February 1, although many programs will continue to review assistantship applications until all positions are filled. Applicants applying for graduate assistantships and international applicants should apply well before any published deadlines. Please consult the information posted at for application deadlines of specific programs.

Gainful Employment Program Information is available at