Be an Educational Innovator
The M.S. in Experiential Education at Minnesota State Mankato began in 1972 as a joint venture between the University and Minnesota Outward Bound School (now Voyageur Outward Bound School). It’s the oldest program of its kind in the United States.
As a student, you’ll be encouraged – even required – to leave the classroom and develop meaningful learning experiences for yourself. Whether your interest is outdoor programming, classroom teaching, administration, psychological interventions or another area, you’ll find opportunities to earn credit through experimentation and raw, direct experience in a variety of settings.
You’ll complement those experiences with careful thought and reason, through seminars and elective courses uniting practical skills with analysis and theory.
View the criteria to apply for admission to the masters (M.S.) in Experiential Education at Minnesota State University Mankato.
Plan of Study
In consultation with their advisor, students self-design much of their plan of study to combine core courses with independent learning experiences aligned with their unique educational and professional career goals.