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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission to the Educational Technology Program

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Application Options

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(Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student)
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(Formally Apply to the Master of Science in Educational Technology
  • Take a single course or complete a graduate certificate in one of the following areas:
    • Educational Tech in the Classroom
    • Instructional Design and Technology
    • Digital Educator
    • Technologist
  • Take up to 10 credits as a non-degree seeking student before applying for admission as a degree seeking student.
  • Complete the Application for Graduate Study to the College of Graduate Studies and Research as a non-degree seeking student. Make sure to check the box on the page of the application that indicates non-degree seeking status.

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  • You may apply for Fall, Spring, or Summer admissions.
  • Information on application requirements is located at Applications are accepted for any term, including summer sessions.
  • Submit complete application files at least one month before the term of anticipated entry. (*International students should complete their files and applications three months before the term anticipated enrollment.)
  • Submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies and Research:
  1. The online Application for Graduate Study.If you have any difficulties filling out the online application form, please email the program coordinator at Verification of pending BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited college or university if BS or BA degree has not been completed is required.
  2. Two official transcripts listing undergraduate / graduate degree(s) should be sent directly from the degree granting institution(s) to the College of Graduate Studies and Research (including MSU students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff)
  3. Two letters of recommendation sent by your references directly to the KSP Department (by mail: MSET Coordinator, AH313, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001, or by email:
  4. Any additional information required for international students, if applicable.
  5. Attainment of a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in your undergraduate study is required.
  • The College of Graduate Studies and Research will forward your file to the Department of Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs for admission recommendation and assignment of an advisor.
  • After admitted to the progronsult with your advisor to develop a plan of study as soon as possible (but prior to completing three courses). Email or mail the plan of study to your advisor. [PDF] Click here for the Plan of Study form. (121 KiB)

Application deadlines can be found hereWe cannot guarantee that applications not completed by these deadlines will be reviewed in time for the applied semester.

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Retention in the Program

You must complete a minimum of 50% of all graduate credits at the 600 level, excluding thesis or APP credits and maintain a grade point average of "B" or above in all coursework. If you receive a “C” in any course, you will receive a letter warning you about your academic progress from the School of Graduate Studies and Research. You must complete your graduate program by the end of the sixth year following application.