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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Graduate Programs

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Our graduate programs include five licensure options—Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. Each can stand on its own, be an add-on to our undergraduate degree or an existing license, or become an emphasis for a master’s degree. Our licensure options fulfill the renewal requirements for the ABS license. We also offer an online-only non-teaching Autism Spectrum Disorders certificate that provides related service providers, parents, and others the tools they need to be part of a successful team serving individuals with autism. Our graduate programs are available in Edina and Mankato; many courses are online. Please see the information below for additional details. DEADLINES FOR ADMISSION ARE APRIL 20 FOR SUMMER; JULY 1 FOR FALL; AND NOVEMBER 20 FOR SPRING.

[PDF] International Students (153 KiB) 

[PDF] Graduate School Checklist (46 KiB)

[PDF] Graduate Course Delivery by Semester (110 KiB)

[PDF] Professional Education Admission (29 KiB)

[PDF] MN Teacher Licensure Exam (227 KiB)

Plans of Study


[PDF] Course Equivalency Chart  (11 KiB)

[PDF] Upgrade to Masters (77 KiB)

[PDF] Graduate Programs Flowchart (42 KiB)

[PDF] Change in Advisor (734 KiB)


Graduation Application & Recommendation for Degree:

[PDF] Application (175 KiB)for Graduate and [PDF] Recommendation (123 KiB) for Degree forms may be found on the College of Graduate Studies page or by following the link above. Students are responsible for completing the forms as required by the College of Graduate Studies, securing all required signatures and delivering the forms to the Graduate Studies Office by the deadlines indicated.  Please check the [PDF] Undergraduate/Graduate Course Equivalency Chart (11 KiB) to make sure your plan of study is correct. 

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