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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Allied Health & Nursing

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Allied Health Student in Clinic


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 admit 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

The Sport Management MA program is transitioning online to meet the growing demand from graduate students. In 2019-2020, the program will be partially online and in fall 2020, the program will be fully online.

 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.



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. Rhonda Cornell
Phone: 4234

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.

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. Statistics 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


Complete the information below:

    • Professional resume or vita
    • 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
    • Two academic and/or professional recommendations


*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.

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