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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Master's Degrees

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/sped/graduate_programs/mastersdegree.html

The Master of Science Degree allows students to pursue advanced study in Special Education.  Credits earned as part of the licensure program may be applied to the MS degree.  Students meeting the admission requirements may apply directly to the Master's of Science Degree Program.  Students accepted into the Graduate Licensure/Certificate Program may apply to the MS Program after completion of 12 credits of special education core coursework. 

MS Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Completed graduate studies application
  • Official college transcripts

Additional Expectations

  • All work for a graduate degree must be completed within a six-year period
  • Students must complete all licensure course work including the student teaching requirements prior to enrollment in the Research Core Courses
  • Successful completion of the Research Core Courses is required for enrollment in the Capstone Project (SPED 694)
  • All Master's Degree candidates must successfully complete the research requirements and the Capstone Project

Autism Spectrum Disorders

All Master's programs are 34 credits. Students must complete all course work up to and including the student teaching requirements, the research requirements, and the Capstone Project. Learn more about the program »

Developmental Disabilities

All Master's programs are 34 credits. Students must complete all course work up to and including the student teaching requirements, the research requirements, and the Capstone Project. Learn more about the program »

Early Childhood Special Education

All Master's programs are 34 credits. Students must complete all course work up to and including the student teaching requirements, the research requirements, and the Capstone Project. Learn more about the program »

Learning Disabilities: Master's Program

 All Master's programs are 34 credits.Students must complete all course work up to and including the student teaching requirements, the research requirements, and the Capstone Project. Learn more about the program »

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Master's Program

 All Master's programs are 34 credits.Students must complete all course work up to and including the student teaching requirements, the research requirements, and the Capstone Project. Learn more about the program »