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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission to the MSTL Program

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/ksp/mstl/admission.html

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Application Options

I Want To Give It A Try!
(Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student)
I’m Ready To Work On A Master’s Degree
(Formally Apply to the Master of Science in Teaching and Learning Program)
  • Take a single course or complete a certificate.
  • Take up to 9 credits as a non-degree seeking student before applying for admission as a degree seeking student.
  • Complete the online Application for Graduate Study and choose the "non-degree seeking student" option. Make sure to check the box on the second page of the application that indicates non-degree seeking status.

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  • Information on application requirements is located at http://grad.mnsu.edu/applying/. Applications are accepted for any term or summer session.
  • Submit complete application files a minimum of one month before the term of anticipated entry. International students should complete their files and applications three months before the term or session of anticipated enrollment.
  • Submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies and Research:
  1. Complete the online Application for Graduate Study. 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 to the College of Graduate Studies and Research (including MSU students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff)
  3. Attainment of a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in your undergraduate study is required
  4. Any additional information required for international students, if appropriate.
  5. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to the KSP Department (Attn: MSTL Coordinator, AH313, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 56001). If your GPA is below 3.0 one letter of recommendation must be completed by your immediate supervisor.
  • 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.
  • Consult 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] Plan of study form (129 KiB).

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.

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